Jefferson Nickel Mintages

  • The Jefferson Nickel has been produced each year from 1938 to present. Coins were struck for circulation at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints and mintages have varied widely. In total, more than 50 billion Jefferson Nickels have been produced.
  • The lowest mintage circulating coin is the 1950-D Jefferson Nickel, which is generally considered to be the key date issue at  only 2,630,030 pieces. The recently issued 2009 Jefferson Nickels have also generated attention since the mintage levels represent an incredible drop from contemporary levels, which are typically in the hundreds of millions.
  • The highest mintage for the series, at more than 1.7 billion coins, occurred with the 1964-D nickel.
  • Since the Jefferson Nickel used the same design for almost seven decades, and with the exception of silver war nickels contain no silver content, older date coins show up periodically in circulation. Beginning collectors will often focus on searching bank rolls as an affordable and fun way to start assembling a collection of older coins.
  • Although no significant rarities exist for the series on the basis of mintage, there are many notable conditional rarities for the series, particularly for those pursuing collections of Full Steps Jefferson Nickels.

                   Jefferson Nickel Mintages

193819,496,000
1938-D5,376,000
1938-S4,105,000
1939120,615,000
1939-D3,514,000
1939-S6,630,000
1940176,485,000
1940-D43,540,000
1940-S39,690,000
1941203,265,000
1941-D53,432,000
1941-S43,445,000
194249,789,000
1942-D13,938,000
1942-P Silver57,873,000
1942-S Silver32,900,000
1943-P Silver271,165,000
1943-D Silver15,294,000
1943-S Silver104,060,000
1944-P Silver119,150,000
1944-D Silver32,309,000
1944-S Silver21,640,000
1945-P Silver119,408,100
1945-D Silver37,158,000
1945-S Silver58,939,000
1946161,116,000
1946-D45,292,200
1946-S13,560,000
194795,000,000
1947-D37,822,000
1947-S24,720,000
194889,348,000
1948-D44,734,000
1948-S11,300,000
194960,652,000
1949-D36,498,000
1949-S9,716,000
19509,796,000
1950-D2,630,030
195128,552,000
1951-D20,460,000
1951-S7,776,000
195263,988,000
1952-D30,638,000
1952-S20,572,000
195346,644,000
1953-D59,878,600
1953-S19,210,900
195447,684,050
1954-D117,183,060
1954-S29,384,000
19557,888,000
1955-D74,464,100
195635,216,000
1956-D67,222,940
195738,408,000
1957-D136,828,900
195817,088,000
1958-D168,249,120
195927,248,000
1959-D160,738,240
196055,416,000
1960-D192,582,180
196173,640,100
1961-D229,342,760
196297,384,000
1962-D280,195,720
1963178,851,645
1963-D276,829,460
19641,028,622,762
1964-D1,787,297,160
1965136,131,380
1966156,208,283
1967107,325,800
1968-D91,227,880
1968-S100,396,004
1969-D202,807,500
1969-S120,075,000
1970-D515,485,380
1970-S238,832,004
1971106,884,000
1971-D316,144,800
1972202,036,000
1972-D351,694,600
1973384,396,000
1973-D361,405,000
1974601,752,000
1974-D277,373,000
1975181,772,000
1975-D401,875,300
1976367,124,000
1976-D563,964,147
1977585,376,000
1977-D297,313,422
1978391,308,000
1978-D313,092,780
1979463,188,000
1979-D325,867,672
1980-P593,004,000
1980-D502,323,448
1981-P657,504,000
1981-D364,801,843
1982-P292,355,000
1982-D373,726,544
1983-P561,615,000
1983-D536,726,276
1984-P746,769,000
1984-D517,675,146
1985-P647,114,962
1985-D459,747,446
1986-P536,883,483
1986-D361,819,140
1987-P371,499,481
1987-D410,590,604
1988-P771,360,000
1988-D663,771,652
1989-P898,812,000
1989-D570,842,474
1990-P661,636,000
1990-D663,938,503
1991-P614,104,000
1991-D436,496,678
1992-P399,552,000
1992-D450,565,113
1993-P412,076,000
1993-D406,084,135
1994-P722,160,000
1994-D715,762,110
1995-P774,156,000
1995-D888,112,000
1996-P829,332,000
1996-D817,736,000
1997-P470,972,000
1997-D466,640,000
1998-P688,292,000
1998-D635,380,000
1999-P1,212,000,000
1999-D1,066,720,000
2000-P846,240,000
2000-D1,509,520,000
2001-P675,704,000
2001-D627,680,000
2002-P539,280,000
2002-D691,200,000
2003-P441,840,000
2003-D383,040,000
2004-P Peace Medal361,440,000
2004-D Peace Medal372,000,000
2004-P Keelboat366,720,000
2004-D Keelboat344,880,000
2005-P Bison448,320,000
2005-D Bison487,680,000
2005-P Ocean394,080,000
2005-D Ocean411,120,000
2006-P693,120,000
2006-D809,280,000
2007-P571,680,000
2007-D626,160,000
2008-P279,840,000
2008-D345,600,000
2009-P39,840,000
2009-D46,800,000
2010-P260,640,000
2010-D229,920,000
2011-P450,000,000
2011-D540,240,000
2012-P464,640,000
2012-D558,960,000
2013-P607,440,000
2013-D615,600,000
2014-P635,520,000
2014-D570,720,000
 

taken from: http://jeffersonnickel.org/