Jefferson Nickel Rare Dates and Die Varieties - Appraising Your Coin Collection

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One of the key diagnostics on determining striking characteristics on the Jefferson nickel is the steps on Monticello on the reverse. For some years, Full Step (FS) coins are rare and can command a nice premium over the normal price. Besides those listed below, there are several other dates in the 1970s and 1980s that Full Step varieties command a significant premium.

Rare Dates

YearG4F12XFAUMS63MS65
1952 Full Steps    4001.25K
1953 Full Steps    4003K
1953-S Full Steps    40020K
1954-S Full Steps    7006K
1955-D Full Steps    6006.5K
1960 Full Steps    2002K
1961 Full Steps    6002.5K
1961-D Full Steps    70025K
1962-D Full Steps    12510K
1963-D Full Steps    4008K

Die Varieties

YearG4F12XFAUMS63MS65
1939 DDR20451001757001.5K
1942-D/Horizontal D25501506003.5K6K
1943 Doubled Eye15304560150400
1943/2204590175325750
1945 DDR15305065190450
1946-D/Inverted D751251502506001K
1949-D/S OMM20355590150500
1954-S/D OMM58152045175
1955-D/S OMM ()1458152060175

Proof Die Varieties

YearPR63PR65PR66PR67
1971 No S8001.1K1.2K1.3K
Jefferson Nickel Varieties
1943 Doubled Eye 1943/2 Overdate
Jefferson Nickel Varieties
1949-D/S OMM 1954-D/S OMM 1955-D/S OMM
Jefferson Nickel Varieties
1942-D/Horizontal D 1946-D/Inverted D

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