Value of 1971-S, “No S” Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $250

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 0 / NA
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1971 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

History, Information, and Value of 1971-S, "No S" Jefferson Nickel

Value of 1971-S, “No S” Jefferson Nickel

In an odd twist, an engraver at the Philadelphia Mint forgot to add the S Mintmark to the 1971-S No S Jefferson Nickel dies that he was sending off. Therefore, a large number of proof nickels entered circulation without their mintmark. It is unknown how many were released, but they can bring a large prmium if found.

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!