Value of 1956 Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $0.05

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 35,216,000 / 669,384
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1956 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

History, Information, and Value of 1956 Jefferson Nickel

Value of 1956 Jefferson Nickel

Normally, the Jefferson series coins are rough and ugly. However, the 1956 Jefferson Nickel is a very nice exception. This coin was brilliant, white, and showed good luster. The coin can be found both with 5 and 6 Full Steps with little to no looking. Since this coin does not have any precious metal, it is common and worth face value even at high grades.

The obverse text on the Jefferson Nickel reads “In God We Trust, Liberty” 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!