Jefferson Nickel (1938 - Present)

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Jefferson Nickel General Grading Standards

VG8 Very Good

- Second porch pillar from right nearly gone, other three still visible but weak.

F12 Fine

- Cheekbone worn flat. Hairlines and eyebrow faint. Second pillar weak, especially at bottom.

VF20 Very Fine

- Second pillar plain and complete on both sides.

EF40 Extremely Fine

- Cheekbone, hairlines, eyebrow slightly worn but well defined. Base of triangle above pillars visible but weak.

AU50 About Uncirculated

- Traces of light wear on only the high points of the design. Half of mint luster is present.

MS65 Choice Uncirculated

- No trace of wear. Barely noticeable blemishes.

Monticello Nickel Planchets (1938-1942)

Weight:

5 grams

Content:

75% Copper 25% Nickel

Diameter:

21.2 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Designer:

Felix Schlag
Arrows Year/ Mint MarkArrows Circulation StrikesArrows Proof Strikes
193819,496,00019,365
1938-D5,376,0000
1938-S4,105,0000
1939120,615,00012,535
1939-D3,514,0000
1939-S6,630,0000
1940176,485,00014,158
1940-D43,540,0000
1940-S39,690,0000
1941203,265,00018,720
1941-D53,432,0000
1941-S43,445,0000
194249,789,00029,600
1942-D13,938,0000

Monticello Wartime Planchets (1942-1945)

Content:

56% Copper 35% Silver 9% Manganese

Weight:

5 grams

Diameter:

21.2 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Designer:

Felix Schlag
Arrows Year/ Mint MarkArrows Circulation StrikesArrows Proof Strikes
1942-P57,873,00027,600
1942-S32,900,0000
1943-P271,165,0000
1943-D15,294,0000
1943-S104,060,0000
1944-P119,150,0000
1944-D32,309,0000
1944-S21,640,0000
1945-P119,408,1000
1945-D37,158,0000
1945-S58,939,0000

Monticello Nickel Planchets (1946-2003)

Weight:

5 grams

Content:

75% Copper 25% Nickel

Diameter:

21.2 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Designer:

Felix Schlag
Arrows Year/ Mint MarkArrows Circulation StrikesArrows Proof Strikes
1946161,116,0000
1946-D45,292,2000
1946-S13,560,0000
194795,000,0000
1947-D37,822,0000
1947-S24,720,0000
194889,348,0000
1948-D44,734,0000
1948-S11,300,0000
194960,652,0000
1949-D36,498,0000
1949-S9,716,0000
19509,796,00051,386
1950-D2,630,0300
195128,552,00057,500
1951-D20,460,0000
1951-S7,776,0000
195263,988,00081,980
1952-D30,638,0000
1952-S20,572,0000
195346,644,000128,800
1953-D59,878,6000
1953-S19,210,9000
195447,684,050233,300
1954-D117,183,0600
1954-S29,384,0000
19557,888,000378,200
1955-D74,464,1000
195635,216,000669,384
1956-D67,222,9400
195738,408,0001,247,952
1957-D136,828,9000
195817,088,000875,652
1958-D168,249,1200
195927,248,0001,149,291
1959-D160,738,2400
196055,416,0001,691,602
1960-D192,582,1800
196173,640,1003,028,144
1961-D229,342,7600
196297,384,0003,218,019
1962-D280,195,7200
1963178,851,6453,075,645
1963-D276,829,4600
19641,028,622,7623,950,762
1964-D1,787,297,1600
1965136,131,3802,360,000*
1966156,208,2832,261,583*
1967107,325,8001,863,344*
1968-D91,227,8800
1968-S100,396,0043,041,506
1969-D202,807,5000
1969-S120,075,0002,934,631
1970-D515,485,3800
1970-S238,832,0042,632,810
1971106,884,0000
1971-D316,144,8000
1971-S03,220,733
1972202,036,0000
1972-D351,694,6000
1972-S03,260,996
1973384,396,0000
1973-D361,405,0000
1973-S02,760,339
1974601,752,0000
1974-D277,373,0000
1974-S02,612,568
1975181,772,0000
1975-D401,875,3000
1975-S02,845,450
1976367,124,0000
1976-D563,964,1470
1976-S04,149,730
1977585,376,0000
1977-D297,313,4220
1977-S03,251,152
1978391,308,0000
1978-D313,092,7800
1978-S03,127,781
1979463,188,0000
1979-D325,867,6720
1979-S03,677,175
1980-P593,004,0000
1980-D502,323,4480
1980-S03,554,806
1981-P657,504,0000
1981-D364,801,8430
1981-S04,063,083
1982-P292,355,0000
1982-D373,726,5440
1982-S03,857,479
1983-P561,615,0000
1983-D536,726,2760
1983-S03,279,126
1984-P746,769,0000
1984-D517,675,1460
1984-S03,065,110
1985-P647,114,9620
1985-D459,747,4460
1985-S03,362,821
1986-P536,883,4830
1986-D361,819,1400
1986-S03,010,497
1987-P371,499,4810
1987-D410,590,6040
1987-S04,227,728
1988-P771,360,0000
1988-D663,771,6520
1988-S03,262,948
1989-P898,812,0000
1989-D570,842,474 
1989-S03,220,194
1990-P661,636,0000
1990-D663,938,5030
1990-S03,299,559
1991-P614,104,0000
1991-D436,496,6780
1991-S02,867,787
1992-P399,552,0000
1992-D450,565,1130
1992-S04,176,560
1993-P412,076,0000
1993-D406,084,1350
1993-S03,394,792
1994-P722,160,0000
1994-P Matte167,7030
1994-D715,762,1100
1994-S03,269,923
1995-P774,156,0000
1995-D888,112,0000
1995-S02,797,481
1996-P829,332,0000
1996-D817,736,0000
1996-S02,525,625
1997-P470,972,0000
1997-P Matte25,0000
1997-D466,640,0000
1997-S02,796,678
1998-P688,292,0000
1998-D635,380,0000
1998-S02,086,507
1999-P1,212,000,0000
1999-D1,066,720,0000
1999-S02,543,401
2000-P846,240,0000
2000-D1,509,520,0000
2000-S03,082,483
2001-P675,704,0000
2001-D627,680,0000
2001-S02,294,043
2002-P529,280,0000
2002-D691,200,0000
2002-S02,277,720
2003-P441,740,0000
2003-D383,040,0000
2003-S03,298,439

*The Proof mintage is for Special Mint Sets, which contained specially prepared coins that were not quite up to Proof standards.

Westward Journey (2004-2005)

Content:

75% Copper 25% Nickel

Weight:

5 grams

Diameter:

21.2 millimeters

Edge:

Plain
Arrows Year/ Mint MarkArrows Circulation StrikesArrows Proof StrikesArrows Designers
2004-P Peace Medal361,440,0000Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Norman E. Nemeth
2004-D Peace Medal372,000,0000Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Norman E. Nemeth
2004-S Peace Medal02,992,069Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Norman E. Nemeth
2004-P Keelboat366,720,0000Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Al Maletsky
2004-D Keelboat344,880,0000Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Al Maletsky
2004-S Keelboat02,965,422Obverse: Felix Schlag
Reverse: Al Maletsky
2005-P American Bison448,320,0000Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Jamie Franki
2005-D American Bison487,680,0000Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Jamie Franki
2005-S American Bison03,344,679Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Jamie Franki
2005-P Ocean in View394,080,0000Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Joe Fitzgerald, based on
a photo by Andrew E. Cier
2005-D Ocean in View411,120,0000Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Joe Fitzgerald, based on
a photo by Andrew E. Cier
2005-S Ocean in View03,344,679Obverse: Joe Fitzgerald
Reverse: Joe Fitzgerald, based on
a photo by Andrew E. Cier

Monticello Nickel Planchets (2006 - Present)

Weight:

5 grams

Content:

75% Copper 25% Nickel

Diameter:

21.2 millimeters

Edge:

Plain

Obverse Designer:

Jamie Franki

Reverse Designer:

Felix Schlag
Arrows Year/ Mint MarkArrows Circulation StrikesArrows Proof Strikes
2006-P693,120,0000
2006-D809,280,0000
2006-S03,054,436
2007-P571,680,0000
2007-D626,160,0000
2007-S02,259,847
2008-P279,840,0000
2008-D345,600,0000
2008-S01,998,108
2009-P39,840,0000
2009-D46,800,0000
2009-S0N/A
2010-P260,640,0000
2010-D229,920,0000
2010-S0N/A
2011-P450,000,0000
2011-D540,240,0000
2011-S0N/A
2012-P464,640,0000
2012-D558,960,0000
2012-S0N/A
2013-P607,440,0000
2013-D615,600,0000
2013-S0N/A
2014-PN/A0
2014-DN/A0
2014-S0N/A

Mint Mark Legend

1938-1967:

To the right or above Monticello on the reverse.

1968-Present:

Below the date on the obverse.
Mint MarkMintDate of Operation
P or nonePhiladelphia1793-present
DDenver, CO1906-present
SSan Francisco, CA1854-1955; 1968-present

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