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Found Some Old Nickels. Need Help On Prices (1940 D, 1943 P, 1946)

 
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 Posted 11/23/2022  3:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add thebravewar45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I found these 3 old nickels in my grandparents basket of coins. There is a 1940, a 1943, and a 1946. Any idea on the prices of these?


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 Posted 11/23/2022  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Well the '43 has a little bit of silver in it, so that has a small premium based on its composition. Not sure on the other two though.
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 Posted 11/23/2022  3:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Photos are necessary for an accurate opinion, but I offer the following general input:

The 1940 and 1946 and common date Jefferson nickels and if in average circulated condition are worth 5 cents each. If high MS then thats a different story - hence the need for photos.

The 1943 should have a large mintmark on the reverse above the dome of Monticello. It is a war time issue that contains 35% silver. As such at a minimum it has some medal value. If high MS then it has numismatic value.

Edit - I did not see the photos when I wrote the reply above. I stick with what I said based on viewing the photos.
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I wouldn't exactly call them old. The only one that has a bit of
value is the 1943 as it is comprised of 35% silver.
The other two are too well worn to have much of a premium.

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Agree with all above.
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$1 to $2 for the 1943P's silver content. The others are common dates and too worn to have numismatic value. Some coin shops will pay about 7 cents each for pre-1960 nickels. While it's no big payday, as a small project you could try to find a nickel from each of the ten years of the 1940s. All of them stilll circulate.
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To CCF , all very worn , the 43-P is worth maybe $1 for it's 35% silver content . The others ,just face value 5 .
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Nice finds The silver value of the 1943p nickel which is the minimum value of the nickel depends on the spot price, but today with silver at 21.77 the base silver melt value of that nickel would be 1.2249. Pretty good compared to 5 cents. Of course people are paying a small premium over the melt values as well. That nickel also has some numismatic value meaning that it has value above just the silver content, and the condition of a coin determines its ultimate value as others have stated. This ranges from $1.40-3.70 in circulated conditions, while uncirculated could be $6 for MS60, $23 for MS65, and can be far far higher if found in a really great condition worthy of grading. A 1940d ranges from 11 cents to 1.13 in different circulated conditions and a 1946p ranges about 28-39 cents in a decent circulated condition. So these are not going to let you retire early I'm afraid but keep learning about coins as certain dates do have much higher value, condition can make some coins very high value, and varieties/errors are also found on some coins that have added values.

A 1943p for example in a top grade after grading can bring $80, while the very rare best condition examples out there can actually bring 1,175-3,600 just because of its condition https://www.ngccoin.com/price-guide.../nickels/25/
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