See how much your 1947 nickel is worth (Hint: more than face value). Also, which rare 1947 nickel errors are worth looking for (and how to spot them). Plus, 3 tips for finding valuable 1947 nickels in loose change!
If damage happens to a coin before it leaves the Mint, then that coin is considered an error coin or a mistake. (On the other hand, if damage happens to a coin after it has left the US Mint facility is considered 'damaged' and it is generally worth very little.) Error coins are rare and valuable because they are legit -- they entered circulation that way and are relatively few in number. Here's a list of well-known U.S. coin errors, how to determine a true error coin from a fake one, the most valuable error coins to look for, and how to spot new errors on coins -- because new errors are being discovered all the time!
See exactly what details you should be looking for on your 1953 nickels to determine if you have a “regular” nickel or a rare one. Plus a list of 1953 nickel values (hint: your 1953 nickel is worth at least twice face value!) and a list of rare and valuable 1953 nickel errors.
All 1949 nickels are worth AT LEAST 2x to 3x their face value. See how much your 1949 nickel is worth here!
You should definitely hold onto all 1952 nickels that you find. They’re worth AT LEAST twice their face value! In fact, some 1952 Jefferson nickels are worth a whole lot more than that — as much as $10,000 or more. See how much your 1952 nickel is worth here!
If you have a 1948 nickel, hold onto it! It’s worth 2 to 4 times more than face value… at least. See how much your 1948 nickels are worth here.
As an avid coin collector since 1992, I’ve been through my share of coin loupe magnifiers, and I want to share with you what the best magnifying glass for coins is — and why you really need one.
All 1946 nickels are worth more than face value. They should definitely be on your “keep and don’t spend” list. See the current 1946 nickel value, plus valuable 1946 error nickels to look for!
Have a 1945-P nickel, a 1945-D nickel, or a 1945-S nickel? Find out how much it’s worth here. Plus, how to tell if you have a valuable 1945 error nickel!
If you’ve found a 1944 Jefferson nickel, you’re in luck. These old nickels are made from silver and worth more than face value. Some 1944 nickels are worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars! See how much yours is worth here.
How much is a 1943 nickel worth? All 1943 nickels are worth more than face value — because they’re made from silver! See exactly how much a 1943-P nickel, 1943-D nickel, and 1943-S nickel are worth today. Plus, a list of 1943 nickel errors to look for.