The 6 Most Valuable Jefferson Nickels

It is estimated that there are less than 40 instances of this finely struck matte proof, which was exclusively available in 1964 Special Mint Sets.

1964 SMS: $8,750 in MS65

This kind of inaccuracy was made feasible by the fact that mintmarks were mostly still hand-punched onto functioning dies during the 20th century.

1942-D (D Over Horizontal D): $4,620 in MS65

The word "MONTICELLO" and other inscriptions (seen above) are the objects that have the double effect; the structure itself is not.

1939-P (Double Monticello): $1,500 in MS65

It's interesting to note that this repunched mintmark coin has an initially struck "D" that is upside-down!

1946-D (D Over Inverted D): $1,350 in MS65

Nevertheless, an error occurred with about 1,655 proofs that did not have the "S" mintmark.

1971-S (No S): $780 in PR65

This is an additional 1943-P 35% silver nickel variant. One type of what's commonly referred to as an overdate mistake is the "3 Over 2" or "3/2" variant.

1943-P (3 Over 2, "Fishhook"): $585 in MS65

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