History, Information, and Value of 1985-S Jefferson Nickel
Value of 1985-S Jefferson Nickel
Before the year 1985, all of the S Mintmarks were added by hand after the coin had been struck. This cuased a variation in the placement of the mark. With the 1985-S Jefferson Nickel the mintmark was added to the die. As a result, all of the mintmarks are in the exact same location.
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!