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1943 Nickel Value

The 1943 nickel is worth more than its face value, due to its numismatic value and silver bullion content. Continue reading if you want to know what is the 1943 nickel value.

1943 nickel obverse
1943 nickel reverse

Coin Specification

  • Type: Jefferson Five Cents (Nickel)
  • Country: United States
  • Year: 1943
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Silver Weight: .05626 oz
  • Metal Composition: 35% Silver – 56% copper – 9% manganese

The 1943 nickel coin’s obverse (Head) features President Thomas Jefferson’s side along with the inscription 1943 – LIBERTY – IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse (tail) features the Monticello house built by Jefferson, along with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  – E PLURIBUS UNO – Five Cents.

1943 nickel can be found in different versions of mintage types:

  • 1943 P nickel, was struck at the Philadelphia mint with a total quantity of 271,165,000.
  • 1943 D nickel, was struck at the Denver mint with a total quantity of 15,294,000.
  • 1943 S nickel, was struck at the San Francisco mint with a total quantity of 104,060,000.

Note: The mint mark for the 1943 nickel is visible on the reverse side above the Monticello. 

What is the 1943 nickel value?

The 1943 nickel has .05626 oz of silver. Therefore, the 1943 nickel is worth at least its weight in silver. For example, the value of a 1943 nickel in a circulated condition is between $1.25 to $4 based on a silver spot price of $21 per ounce. However, the 1943 S nickel in an uncirculated MS68 condition is worth about $780.

A 1943 D nickel in an uncirculated MS67 condition is worth about $218 and in MS65 condition is worth about $100. A 1943 P nickel in MS65 condition is worth about $599 and in MS64 condition is worth about $574.

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