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Denomination - Five Cent

Note: The listed prices are indications of the coin marketplace only, and are not offers to buy or sell. Prices will fluctuate due to many factors, and an individual set may trade for more or less than the range given.
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Coin Type Dates Average Circulated Typical Uncirculated
Shield Nickels
(Rare dates: 1877-1881)
1866-1883 $5.00-$20.00 $60.00-$150.00
Liberty Nickels
(Rare dates: 1885,1886,1912-S)
1883-1912 $0.50-$5.00 $40.00-$100.00
Buffalo Nickels
(Rare dates: 1913-S, 1916 Doubled Date, 1937-D 3-Leg Buffalo; Scarce dates: 1913-1921, 1924-D, 1924-S, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1926-S, 1931-S)
1913-1938 $0.30-$1.00 $10.00-$25.00
Jefferson Nickels
(Scarce dates: 1938-D, 1938-S, 1939-D, 1939-S, 1950-D)
1938-Present Face Value Face Value
Jefferson Nickels War Time Alloy
1942-1945 $1.00-$1.50 $3.00-$10.00

Proof Sets

Note: The listed prices are indications of the coin marketplace only, and are not offers to buy or sell. Prices will fluctuate due to many factors, and an individual set may trade for more or less than the range given.
PROOF SETS Price Range   PROOF SETS CONTINUED Price Range
1936   $5,000.00 to $5,500.00 1986-S   $14.00 to $17.00
1937   $2,700.00 to $3,000.00 1986-S Pres   $25.00 to $30.00
1938   $1,400.00 to $1,700.00 1987-S   $3.00 to $4.50
1939   $1,300.00 to $1,500.00 1987-S Pres   $16.00 to $19.00
1940   $1,100.00 to $1,300.00 1988-S   $7.00 to $9.00
1941   $1,100.00 to $1,300.00 1988-S Pres   $20.00 to $30.00
1942   $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 1989-S   $6.00 to $8.00
1942 (6pc set)   $1,100.00 to $1,300.00 1989-S Pres   $25.00 to $35.00
1950   $500.00 to $575.00 1990-S   $7.00 to $8.00
1951   $450.00 to $525.00 1990-S (no 'S' 1 cent)   $5,500.00 to $6,500.00
1952   $250.00 to $300.00 1990-S Pres   $20.00 to $30.00
1953   $230.00 to $275.00 1990-S Pres no 'S'   $5,500.00 to $6,500.00
1954   $130.00 to $160.00 1991-S   $12.00 to $15.00
1955   $100.00 to $130.00 1991-S Pres   $55.00 to $70.00
1955 (flat)   $140.00 to $170.00 1992-S   $5.00 to $7.00
1956   $50.00 to $60.00 1992-S Pres   $110.00 to $140.00
1957   $25.00 to $30.00 1992-S Silver   $13.00 to $15.00
1958   $60.00 to $70.00 1992-S Prem Silver   $13.00 to $15.00
1959   $20.00 to $25.00 1993-S   $11.00 to $14.00
1960   $15.00 to $17.00 1993-S Pres   $35.00 to $45.00
1960 (sm date)   $40.00 to $45.00 1993-S Silver   $25.00 to $35.00
1961   $8.00 to $10.00 1993-S Prem Silver   $25.00 to $35.00
1962   $8.00 to $10.00 1994-S   $18.00 to $25.00
1963   $11.00 to $13.00 1994-S Pres   $45.00 to $55.00
1964   $8.00 to $10.00 1994-S Silver   $30.00 to $40.00
1968-S   $6.00 to $7.00 1994-S Prem Silver   $35.00 to $45.00
1968-S (no 'S' 10 cent)   $8,000.00 to $9,000.00 1995-S   $65.00 to $80.00
1969-S   $6.00 to $7.00 1995-S Pres   $210.00 to $240.00
1970-S   $12.00 to $14.00 1995-S Silver   $75.00 to $90.00
1970-S (sm date)   $80.00 to $100.00 1995-S Prem Silver   $80.00 to $95.00
1970-S (no 'S' 10 cent)   $1,300.00 to $1,500.00 1996-S   $12.00 to $15.00
1971-S   $5.00 to $6.00 1996-S Pres   $375.00 to $450.00
1971-S (no 'S' 5 cent)   $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 1996-S Silver   $35.00 to $45.00
1972-S   $3.50 to $5.00 1996-S Prem Silver   $40.00 to $50.00
1973-S   $10.00 to $12.00 1997-S   $45.00 to $55.00
1974-S   $7.00 to $9.00 1997-S Pres   $170.00 to $200.00
1975-S   $11.00 to $13.00 1997-S Silver   $70.00 to $80.00
1975-S (no 'S' 10 cent)   $35,000.00 to $42,500.00 1997-S Prem Silver   $70.00 to $85.00
1976-S (3 pc 40%)   $13.00 to $16.00 1998-S   $25.00 to $35.00
1976-S   $6.00 to $8.00 1998-S Silver   $30.00 to $40.00
1977-S   $6.00 to $7.00 1998-S Prem Silver   $30.00 to $40.00
1978-S   $7.00 to $9.00 1999-S (9pc)   $65.00 to $75.00
1979-S   $8.00 to $10.00 1999-S Quarters   $35.00 to $45.00
1979-S (type 2)   $95.00 to $110.00 1999-S Silver   $220.00 to $250.00
1980-S   $7.00 to $9.00 2000-S (10pc)   $15.00 to $17.00
1981-S   $7.00 to $9.00 2000-S Quarters   $12.00 to $14.00
1981-S (type 2)   $275.00 to $350.00 2000-S Silver   $25.00 to $30.00
1982-S   $3.00 to $4.00 2001-S (10pc)   $60.00 to $70.00
1983-S   $4.50 to $6.00 2001-S Quarters   $25.00 to $30.00
1983-S (no 'S' 10 cent)   $950.00 to $1,100.00 2001-S Silver   $95.00 to $110.00
1983-S Pres.   $80.00 to $95.00 2002-S (10pc)   $40.00 to $45.00
1984-S   $7.00 to $9.00 2002-S Quarters   $20.00 to $25.00
1984-S Pres.   $18.00 to $21.00 2002-S Silver   $60.00 to $70.00
1985-S   $3.50 to $5.00   

Mint Sets

Note: The listed prices are indications of the coin marketplace only, and are not offers to buy or sell. Prices will fluctuate due to many factors, and an individual set may trade for more or less than the range given.
MINT SETS Price Range   MINT SETS CONTINUED Price Range
1947*   $950.00 to $1,100.00 1975   $7.00 to $9.00
1948*   $425.00 to $525.00 1976-S (3pc)   $12.00 to $15.00
1949**   $600.00 to $725.00 1976   $7.00 to $9.00
1951   $600.00 to $725.00 1977   $6.00 to $8.00
1952   $550.00 to $650.00 1978   $7.00 to $9.00
1953   $400.00 to $500.00 1979   $4.00 to $6.00
1954   $200.00 to $240.00 1980   $5.00 to $6.00
1955   $120.00 to $150.00 1981**   $11.00 to $13.00
1956   $110.00 to $140.00 1984   $3.50 to $4.50
1957   $180.00 to $220.00 1985   $5.00 to $6.00
1958   $110.00 to $140.00 1986   $15.00 to $18.00
1959***   $35.00 to $45.00 1987   $5.00 to $7.00
1960   $20.00 to $25.00 1988   $5.00 to $7.00
1961   $35.00 to $40.00 1989   $4.50 to $6.00
1962   $14.00 to $17.00 1990   $4.00 to $6.00
1963   $10.00 to $12.00 1991   $7.00 to $10.00
1964   $8.00 to $10.00 1992   $4.00 to $6.00
1965 SMS   $9.00 to $11.00 1993   $8.00 to $10.00
1966 SMS   $10.00 to $12.00 1994   $7.00 to $9.00
1967 SMS   $16.00 to $18.00 1995   $20.00 to $25.00
1968   $2.50 to $3.50 1996   $15.00 to $18.00
1969   $4.50 to $6.00 1997   $30.00 to $35.00
1970   $16.00 to $18.00 1998   $11.00 to $13.00
1970 sm date   $35.00 to $45.00 1999   $25.00 to $35.00
1971   $2.50 to $3.00 2000   $11.00 to $13.00
1972   $2.50 to $3.00 2001   $16.00 to $18.00
1973   $17.00 to $20.00 2002   $13.00 to $15.00
1974   $5.00 to $7.00 2003   $20.00 to $25.00
*Note: No mint sets were issued in 1950,82,83.
**Note: 1947-58 are Treasury issued double sets.
***Note: 1959 to current are single issue sets.

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