History, Information, and Value of 1954-S Jefferson Nickel
Value of 1954-S Jefferson Nickel
The 1954-S Jefferson Nickel is a sad coin. It is weakly struck, dirty, and will be hard to find in a gem state. This coin takes the crown for being called the worst struck Jefferson Nickel of all time. In order to find a five Full Step coin in a batch of MS coins, your chances are about 1 in 3,000. Do not count on being able to find a Six Full Steps coin.
The obverse text on the Jefferson Nickel reads “In God We Trust, Liberty, S (San Francisco Mint)” and the reverse text reads “E Pluribus Unum, Monticello, Five Cents, 5, United States of America.” The obverse of the coin has a bust of President Thomas Jefferson facing the left and the reverse depicts the full Monticello house built by Jefferson. Most Jefferson Nickel Five Cent pieces are worth face value. However, some of the coins have silver content or are less common. These coins may be worth slightly more. Any local coin dealer will try to buy these coins for face value, but our experts will make you an offer based on current auction values. If your coin is a better date coin or a rare coin, then rest assured that we will offer you top dollar! Please feel free to contact one of our experts to have them take a look at your rare coin and determine its worth. We are rare coin dealers!