Jefferson Nickel Mintage

The Jefferson Nickel has been produced each year from 1938 to present. Coins were struck for circulation at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints and mintages have varied widely. In total, more than 50 billion Jefferson Nickels have been produced.

The lowest mintage circulating coin is the 1950-D Jefferson Nickel, which is generally considered to be the key date issue at  only 2,630,030 pieces. The recently issued 2009 Jefferson Nickels have also generated attention since the mintage levels represent an incredible drop from contemporary levels, which are typically in the hundreds of millions.

The highest mintage for the series, at more than 1.7 billion coins, occurred with the 1964-D nickel.

Since the Jefferson Nickel used the same design for almost seven decades, and with the exception of silver war nickels contain no silver content, older date coins show up periodically in circulation. Beginning collectors will often focus on searching bank rolls as an affordable and fun way to start assembling a collection of older coins.

Although no significant rarities exist for the series on the basis of mintage, there are many notable conditional rarities for the series, particularly for those pursuing collections of Full Steps Jefferson Nickels.

Jefferson Nickel Mintages

1938 19,496,000
1938-D 5,376,000
1938-S 4,105,000
1939 120,615,000
1939-D 3,514,000
1939-S 6,630,000
1940 176,485,000
1940-D 43,540,000
1940-S 39,690,000
1941 203,265,000
1941-D 53,432,000
1941-S 43,445,000
1942 49,789,000
1942-D 13,938,000
1942-P Silver 57,873,000
1942-S Silver 32,900,000
1943-P Silver 271,165,000
1943-D Silver 15,294,000
1943-S Silver 104,060,000
1944-P Silver 119,150,000
1944-D Silver 32,309,000
1944-S Silver 21,640,000
1945-P Silver 119,408,100
1945-D Silver 37,158,000
1945-S Silver 58,939,000
1946 161,116,000
1946-D 45,292,200
1946-S 13,560,000
1947 95,000,000
1947-D 37,822,000
1947-S 24,720,000
1948 89,348,000
1948-D 44,734,000
1948-S 11,300,000
1949 60,652,000
1949-D 36,498,000
1949-S 9,716,000
1950 9,796,000
1950-D 2,630,030
1951 28,552,000
1951-D 20,460,000
1951-S 7,776,000
1952 63,988,000
1952-D 30,638,000
1952-S 20,572,000
1953 46,644,000
1953-D 59,878,600
1953-S 19,210,900
1954 47,684,050
1954-D 117,183,060
1954-S 29,384,000
1955 7,888,000
1955-D 74,464,100
1956 35,216,000
1956-D 67,222,940
1957 38,408,000
1957-D 136,828,900
1958 17,088,000
1958-D 168,249,120
1959 27,248,000
1959-D 160,738,240
1960 55,416,000
1960-D 192,582,180
1961 73,640,100
1961-D 229,342,760
1962 97,384,000
1962-D 280,195,720
1963 178,851,645
1963-D 276,829,460
1964 1,028,622,762
1964-D 1,787,297,160
1965 136,131,380
1966 156,208,283
1967 107,325,800
1968-D 91,227,880
1968-S 100,396,004
1969-D 202,807,500
1969-S 120,075,000
1970-D 515,485,380
1970-S 238,832,004
1971 106,884,000
1971-D 316,144,800
1972 202,036,000
1972-D 351,694,600
1973 384,396,000
1973-D 361,405,000
1974 601,752,000
1974-D 277,373,000
1975 181,772,000
1975-D 401,875,300
1976 367,124,000
1976-D 563,964,147
1977 585,376,000
1977-D 297,313,422
1978 391,308,000
1978-D 313,092,780
1979 463,188,000
1979-D 325,867,672
1980-P 593,004,000
1980-D 502,323,448
1981-P 657,504,000
1981-D 364,801,843
1982-P 292,355,000
1982-D 373,726,544
1983-P 561,615,000
1983-D 536,726,276
1984-P 746,769,000
1984-D 517,675,146
1985-P 647,114,962
1985-D 459,747,446
1986-P 536,883,483
1986-D 361,819,140
1987-P 371,499,481
1987-D 410,590,604
1988-P 771,360,000
1988-D 663,771,652
1989-P 898,812,000
1989-D 570,842,474
1990-P 661,636,000
1990-D 663,938,503
1991-P 614,104,000
1991-D 436,496,678
1992-P 399,552,000
1992-D 450,565,113
1993-P 412,076,000
1993-D 406,084,135
1994-P 722,160,000
1994-D 715,762,110
1995-P 774,156,000
1995-D 888,112,000
1996-P 829,332,000
1996-D 817,736,000
1997-P 470,972,000
1997-D 466,640,000
1998-P 688,292,000
1998-D 635,380,000
1999-P 1,212,000,000
1999-D 1,066,720,000
2000-P 846,240,000
2000-D 1,509,520,000
2001-P 675,704,000
2001-D 627,680,000
2002-P 539,280,000
2002-D 691,200,000
2003-P 441,840,000
2003-D 383,040,000
2004-P Peace Medal 361,440,000
2004-D Peace Medal 372,000,000
2004-P Keelboat 366,720,000
2004-D Keelboat 344,880,000
2005-P Bison 448,320,000
2005-D Bison 487,680,000
2005-P Ocean 394,080,000
2005-D Ocean 411,120,000
2006-P 693,120,000
2006-D 809,280,000
2007-P 571,680,000
2007-D 626,160,000
2008-P 279,840,000
2008-D 345,600,000
2009-P 39,840,000
2009-D 46,800,000
2010-P 260,640,000
2010-D 229,920,000
2011-P 450,000,000
2011-D 540,240,000
2012-P 464,640,000
2012-D 558,960,000