- Year: 1981
- Mint Mark: S
- Type: Jefferson Nickel
- Price: 5 cents-$3.50
- Face Value: 0.05 USD
- Produced: 4,063,000 **
- Edge: Smooth
- Silver Content: 0%
Notes: Even though this coin is white the United States mint did not issue the proofs in silver. The only Silver Jefferson Nickels ever issued were the wartime nickels (mid-1942 to 1945).
How much is a 1981 S Jefferson Nickel Proof worth?
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around 5 cents, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $4 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 1981, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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**When we say that 3260, of these coins were produced or minted in 1981 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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