Have A 1941 Nickel? See How Much It’s Worth (Some 1941 Nickels Are Worth More Than $10,000!)

In 1938 US Mint replaced Buffalo Nickel with the new 5 ent Jefferson Nickel. Felix Schlag made the design of thick copper nickel that was used until 2004, and the older design did not get attraction from collectors. The 1941 Nickel comes with a value of 15 dollars in mint state and for poor condition has a value of about 0.20 dollars. Let’s get started with How Much is Worth of 1941 Nickel?

1941 Jefferson Nickel Value Chart

1941 Jefferson Nickel Value Chart

Date Good Fine Extremely
Fine
Mint
State
1941 $0.05 $0.05 $0.10 $2.73
1941 D $0.05 $0.05 $0.10 $5.17
1941 S $0.05 $0.05 $0.10 $6.67

History Of  1941 Jefferson Nickel

Nickles were not used as 5-cent US coins. Before their existing US mint made on April 2, 1792, they started minting silver half dimes in 1792 that are equal to 5 cent coins and were used until 1873. After the US Civil War, 2-cent and 3-cent coins were created using less-cost metals. With that congress also authorized new coins of 5 cents created with these metals. First shield nickels were made from 1966 to 1883 with V nickles made from 1883 to 1913 and Buffalo nickels made from 1913 to 1938. There were a total of Buffalo nickels 1941 Nickels made out of Buffalo nickels made at P Mint,  1941 No Mint mark nickels, 18,720 were 1941 proof nickels,  43,445,000  1941 S nickel,s and   53,432,000 1941 D nickels were made.

In 1938 The US Mint made a design with having photo of Thomas Jefferson 3rd US president. The design of these coins is still used but nickels got changed in composition from 1942 to 1945 since nickel was used in WWII. The special type of Jefferson nickel design was made from 200 to 2005.

1941 No Mint Mark Nickel Value

203,265,000 1941 No Mint mark Jefferson nickels made at P mint have a value of about 0.11 to 13 dollars based on condition. Coins made with copper are less costly have five to six steps and can have a value of 10 to 325 dollars.

  • The value of 1941 Nickel with no mint mark is about 0.11 to 13 dollars
  • 1941 Jefferson Nickels (fully visible 5 to 6 steps) value is 10 to 325 dollars
  • MS 68 grade coins sold for 2875 in 2002
  • MS67 5175 dollars sold in 2006
Grade Value
MS 60 $1.50
MS 61 $1.75
MS 62 $2
MS 63 $3
MS 64 $5
MS 65 $9
MS 66 $12
MS 67 $55
MS 68 Up to $900
  • Full Step grade coin is 10 to 270 dollars
  • MS68 sold for 2000 dollars

1941 Proof Nickel Value

8,720 Jefferson nickel proofs coins made at P mint. The US mint-made highly polished planchet and specially-made dies making each coin struck two times. So we can easily find the details on coins.

  • 1941 No mint Mark PR68 grade sold for 18800 dollars
  • 1941-proof nickles no mint sold in 2013 for 19 to 110 dollars. 18720 coins were made
  • PR 60= $18
  • PR 61= $20
  • PR 62= $24 – $30
  • PR 63= $28 – $35
  • PR 64= $36 – $65
  • PR 65= $48 – $70
  • PR 66= $80 – $110
  • PR 67= $220 – $250
  • PR 68= $7,200 – $8,100

1941 D Nickel Value

53,432,000 coins with the D mint mark on the reverse at Denver mint.

  • its value is 1.25 to 40 dollars. For different grade values is
  • MS 64=8$
  • MS65=15$
  • MS66=30$
  • MS67=115$
  • MS68=5000$
  • MS68 F nickel sold for 11400 dollars in 2018

1941 S Nickel Value

The S mint made the lowest mintage in the first war year and made 43,445,000 Jefferson nickels. These coins can easily be identified with the letter S close to Monticello’s house. its value is from 0.11 to 13 dollars

  • MS67 grade value= 28 to 2400 dollars
  • MS67 sold in 202 for 1900 dollars
  • Full-step coins sold in 2006 for 8913 dollars

1941 Jefferson Nickel Error List

1941 Jefferson Nickel Off-Center Error

There is five to ten percent of the design hit from the middle of coins make errors that can make coins high value. The coins with this error have a value of about eight to fifteen dollars and fifty percent missing design value is about 75 dollars to more than 100 dollars

1941 Repunched Mintmark Nickels

At starting of the 1940s mintmarks were made with a manual process and it resulted in some errors in coin letters. Such as the starting punch can be at the side, upside down, or has less impact. The minting man repunched mintmark accurately but it also has some mistakes for doubling, trolling, and in some cases quadrupling mintmarks. This error can easily be found on old nickel coins. Different repunched mintmark coins exist for 1941 Jefferson nickles and have attraction collectors. The 1941 repunched Mintmark nickel has a value of about three to five dollars and for high-value design has a value of about $ 25 or more.

1941 Die Crack Nickels Error

If dies used for striking design become older that starts the cracking. These cracks that cut into the surface of the die have raised lines on coins made with the use of a damaged die.

Doubled Die Error

Doubled dies are a common type of coin error that can exist in some nickels of 1941. They are not rare types or highly affected coins made in that year, so not have high value for these errors coins.

1941 Jefferson Nickel Features

Obverse Of 1941 Jefferson Nickel

Sculptor Felix Oscar Schlag made the copper-nickel coins from 1938 to 2004. The front side of these coins comes with a photo of Jefferson, the US’s 3rd president. With the photo of the President, there are letters IN GOD WE TRUST written on the left side front of the left side face, and the right side has a minting date. On this side, there is the word LIBERTY written

 Reverse Of 1941 Jefferson Nickel

On the back side of these coins, there is the President’s historical home Monticello. With that emblem, E PLURIBUS UNUM is written over the house, and below the photo there is MONTICELLO,  FIVE CENTS denomination, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is written. With that, if the coin is made at S or D mint there will be a mint mark on the house’s right side.

Some other features of the 1941 Nickels are:

  • Its face value is  $0.05.
  • It is made with the use of Copper and nickel alloy in a 75%: 25% ratio
  • Thickness is 0.077 inches
  • 0.835 inches is dia and weight is  0.176 ounces with a plain edge.

What makes a 1941 nickel rare?

Jefferson nickles are a common type of coin now but coins with Full Sep at the back side can be rare and high value. With that nickles having off-center or die cracked are also high value and rare

What is the most valuable 1941 nickel?

Most valuable 1941 nickels are listed here.

most valuable 1941 nickel

  • PR 68 = $18,800
  • D MS 68 Full Steps = $11,400
  • S MS 67 Full Steps = $8,913
  • D/D MS 65+ RPM=  $1,116
  • S MS 66+ Inverted MM = $705
  • MS 67 Full Steps = $5,175
  • MS 68 = $2,875
  • S MS 67 = $1,900
  • S/S MS 65 Large S, RPM = $1,840
  • D MS 67 = $575
  • S MS 66 Full Steps, Large S = $550
  • S MS 66 Inverted MM = $541
  • S MS 66 Large S FS-501 = $350

How much is a 1941 nickel worth with no mint?

The value of 1941 nickel for different grades is

  • Average =1.50 to 55 dollars
  • Hig grade=900 dollars
  • full steps = 2000 dollars

What is the most valuable Jefferson nickel?

The most expensive Jefferson nickels, with famous errors, are:

  • 1938-D Full Steps= $33,600
  • 1949-D D Over S Full Steps= $32,900
  • 1964 Special Mint Set Full Steps= $32,900
  • 1942-D D Over Horizontal D= $32,200
  • 1940 Reverse of 1938= $28,750
  • 1953-S Full Steps= $24,000
  • 1953-D Full Steps= $15,275
  • 1953 Deep Cameo= $15,275
  • 1940 Proof= $15,275
  • 1947-S Full Proof= $14,950
  • 1943-S on Steel Cent= $14,950
  • 1942-P Cameo= $14,100
  • 1962 Full Steps= $21,150
  • 1939 Doubled Monticello= $20,562
  • 1941 Proof Minting= $18,800
  • 2007 George Washington Dollar Over Jefferson Nickel= $17,625
  • 1950-D Full Steps= $17,250
  • 1943/2-P Full Steps= $16,675
  • 1952-D Full Steps = $16,450
  • 1951 Full Steps = $16,450

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Faqs

What Makes A 1941 Jefferson Nickel Rare?

The Jefferson Nickels having Full Steps are rare and high-value nickels made in 1941. But we can coins having errors like die cracks or off-center are high value. Some coins higher than regular are of hundred or thousand dollars.

What are the top 10 rarest nickels?

  • 1937-D 3-Legged Buffalo Nickel
  • 1926-S Buffalo Nickel
  • 1880 Shield Nickel
  • 1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel
  • 1950-D Jefferson Nickel
  • 1942-P Jefferson Nickel
  • 1879 Shield Nickel
  • 1939 Doubled Monticello

What Is Rarest Wartime Jefferson Nickel?

  • 1939 P Double Monticello= 200 to 1000 dollars based on condition
  • 1942  D over D 1500 to 10000 dollars

Which Jefferson nickels have value?

Jefferson Nickle XF45
1942-D over horizontal D $228
1943-P “Doubled Eye” DDO $54
1943/2 $108
1945-P DDR $27
Nickel type MS65
1942-D over horizontal D $4,380.00
1943-P “Doubled Eye” DDO $358
1943/2 $585
1945-P DDR $286

Which Jefferson nickels are silver?

Jefferson Nickels made from 1942 to 1945 are also called War Nickels and consisted of 35% silver.

How do I know if my nickel is valuable?

The 1939 nickel is not high value but the coin with a D mint mark on the back side has high vlaue. With nickels made between 1942 and 1945 having P, S, or D mint mark comes with silver and has high value.

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