1946 D Jefferson Nickel

CoinTrackers.com estimates the value of a 1946 D Jefferson Nickel in average condition to be worth 10 cents, while one in mint state could be valued around $45.00. - Last updated: June, 19 2023

1946 D Jefferson Nickel
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  • Year: 1946
  • Mint Mark: D
  • Type: Jefferson Nickel
  • Price: 10 cents-$45.00+
  • Face Value: 0.05 USD
  • Produced: 45,292,000
  • Edge: Smooth

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How much is a 1946 D 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 $75 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 1946, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].

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Overall Specs & Design

This coin has a total mass of 5 g, a diameter of 21.21 mm, and a thickness of 1.95 mm. It's edge is smooth, and the coins are composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel.

Designer: Felix Schlag

Front (Obverse): The front of this coin has the bust of Thomas Jefferson featured front and center. The words IN GOD WE TRUST are on the left most portion, with the word LIBERTY on the right just above the date. If a mint mark is present it will be just below the date.

Back (Reverse): The reverse features the Monticello located in Albemarle County, VA. The Monticello was the long time home of Jefferson. The words E PLUIRIBUS UNUM, meaning out of many one are draped across the top, while the words FIVE CENTS, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are featured on the bottom.

Most Valuable

The most valuable Jefferson Nickel's. Prices listed are for MS-65 certified. Visit the link to learn more about each coin.

Image Year Mint Worth
Jefferson Nickel 1938 $1.8k
Jefferson Nickel 1944 D $1,750
Jefferson Nickel 1943 D $1.4k
Jefferson Nickel 1961 D $1.3k
Jefferson Nickel 1958 D $1k
Jefferson Nickel 1939 $880
Jefferson Nickel 1948 S $500
Jefferson Nickel 1946 S $475
Jefferson Nickel 1943 P $450
Jefferson Nickel 1944 P $420
Jefferson Nickel 1959 $289
Jefferson Nickel 1945 P $280
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1989 P $345.22
1989 $345,000
1989 D $345
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