Value of 1965 Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $0.05

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 136,131,380 / 0
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1965 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

History, Information, and Value of 1965 Jefferson Nickel

Value of 1965 Jefferson Nickel

The 1965 Jefferson Nickel became a little bit confusing for collectors. The Mint did away with the Branch Mints for a few years to sell coins as Special Mint Sets. The 1965 Nickel was still in circulation, and with poor quality nonetheless. But, the Mint released nicer coins to collectors. These coins were produced in San Francisco but bear no Mintmark. These coins look more prooflike than regular business strike coins. The Mint paid special attention to the SMS coins and made sure all of the details were crisp.

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!