Full steps is the standard when looking at the reverse. All lines present and clean are what you should look for when buying and selling. There are many examples of 1964 Nickel errors being struck on a copper cent planchet. These coins looks like you might expect. They are copper colored and not the silverish tin color you might expect. 3.9 million proofs issued this year at the P mint and they are worth around $2 each.
More about errors...The Nickel minted in 1964 has some interesting errors to be on the look for. 1964 Nickel Struck on 1C Planchet Error this coin is reddish in color. If a penny and a nickel had a baby this is what it would look like. A penny that looks like a nickel. Next is the 1964 Struck Through Error-These errors are common across the board. This error is created when a foreign object is introduced to the minting process. In the case of the image attached a piece of cloth was lying on the nickel planchet when it was struck. Next we have the 1964 Double Strike Nickel Error- this error occurred when the die struck the planchet 2 or more times. When the planchet is not properly ejected it will be struck again and if the error is not caught the coin will be released into the money supply. Also not displayed on the image is the Off Center Strike-This happens when the die is not properly centered and strikes the planchet off center by as much as 90%.
Is a Nickel minted in 1964 90% Silver?-Nickels from 1964 are not silver. While dimes, and quarters from 1964 and prior are 90% silver. Only War Nickels those nickels minted from 1942-1945 are. If you need more help try our Is My Coin Silver web app.
This section is more for experienced collectors only, and rates refer only to professionally graded and slabbed coins. If you are new to collecting the prices below may not make much sense.
Breakdown of pricing per condition for 1964 Nickel as follows.
- Grade MS64 = $15-$25
- Grade MS65 = $19-$31
- Grade MS66 = $41-$69
- Grade MS67 = $600-$1,000
- Grade PR64 = $8-$13
- Grade PR65 = $9-$15
- Grade PR66 = $11-$19
- Grade PR67 = $13-$21
- Grade PR68 = $17-$28
- Grade PR69 = $30-$50
- Grade PR70 = $1,238-$2,063
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How much is a 1964 Nickel worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 5 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $1 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 1964, 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.
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