- Year: 1945
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Jefferson Nickel
- Price: 10 cents-$120.00
- Face Value: 0.05 USD
- Produced: 58,939,000 **
- Edge: Smooth
- Silver Content: 35%
- Silver Weight: 0.0563 oz.
- Melt Value: $1.24
Notes: Wartime nickels were issued in 35% silver from 1942-1945 as Nickel was a resource needed for the World War II. These Nickels are usually ugly and grimy but a great way to stock up on silver at near spot or under.
How much is a 1945 S Jefferson Nickel worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 10 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $120 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1945, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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Are 1945 S Jefferson Nickels Silver?
Yes! Jefferson Nickel's produced in 1945 are 35% silver to be precise, and contain 0.0563 troy oz or 1.751 grams in total of .999 pure silver. Silver weight is measured in troy ounces. Troy ounces weigh about 2 grams more than the standard ounce. CoinTrackers has built a tool that will let you know if your coin is silver or not. The tool is called Is My Coin Silver?.
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Numismatic vs Intrinsic Value:
This coin in poor condition is worth $1.14 less than the intrinsic value from silver content of $1.24, this coin is thus more valuable to a silver bug than to a coin collector. You will most likely find however that it is hard to get a coin for less than spot price. At least that has been our experience. Want more info? Then read Coin Collecting Investment an article that details the benifits of coin collecting as a way to build wealth..
Current silver melt value* for a 1972 S Jefferson Nickel is $1.24 and this price is based off the current silver spot price of $21.99 This value is dynamic so bookmark it and comeback for an up to the minute silver melt value.
**When we say that 3260, of these coins were produced or minted in 1945 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.
***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.
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