Value of 1979-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel

Approximate Current Value: $1

Diameter: 21.20 mm
Mintage/Proof: 0 / 3,677,175
Weight: 5.00 grams
Metal: Copper
I Own 1979 Jefferson Nickel (1938-2003)

History, Information, and Value of 1979-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel

Value of 1979-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel

The 1979-S Type 1 Jefferson Nickel is the more common of the two coins. This coin is marked with an S that is filled in. The mintmark almost appears as a blob, rather than a crisp letter. These are much more common and won’t bring a premium when selling.

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!