Saturday, July 04, 2009

Second day of the Fourth of July

Do you have a nickel and want to find out its value? Leave a comment

Happy Independence Day

Lets commemorate with a modern classic that is easily overlooked. Before 2004 we had 65 years if the same nickel design. Add to that the thickness of a nickel makes it very stable. A 1938 nickel looks the same as a 1988 nickel and a quick glance would have most people paying it forward.

Granted most nickel are common still a 69 year old coin in your change is something special.

Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence. I know the most about him from his architectural works. Studying his architectural planning for what he did for the University of Virginia is amazing. He can be credited with giving America it's Greek and Roman style and set the stage for campus life.

This explains why Monticello is on the back of past and current nickels.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1940
Mintage: 176,485,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $0.05 because pillars are gone and slashed

Do you have an older nickel and want to find out its value? Leave a comment and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

7 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

James (UK) said...

Happy 4th!

Man said...

Thanks, just saw on the news second best place to celebrate was in London.
Lots of Americans living their gather and get rowdy?

William Richard Davidson said...

I have three nickels I would be curious as to your valuation of:

A 1907 V-nickel with significant wear
A 1920 buffalo-head D nickel. The year is almost completely worn off, but inspection reveals the ghost of the last 2 digits, giving 20.
A well-worn and undated nickel piece. Based on what I could discover, it appears to be either an 1866 or 1867 sheild nickle, as it has the rays between the stars.

Mind, I'm just an amateur who works in a grocery store and who buys foreign or old-looking money from the till at the end of the day; I don't have the money to do serious collecting, but I still happen upon some neat stuff now and then... I once bought a whole-roll of steel pennies that was mixed in with our normal replacement change.

Man said...

Mind, I'm just an amateur
So am I. Professionals pay hundreds and thousands for rare coins I prefer searching my change and even exchange from friendly cashiers.
I just enjoy reading the books and other resources, it relaxes me.

1907 V-nickel significant wear about $1.00.

1920 buffalo-head D almost completely worn off about $4.00.

A well-worn 1866 or 1867 shield nickel, as it has the rays between the stars.
About $10.00.

William Richard Davidson said...

Thanks for your helpful and speedy response!

raeann pruski said...

i have 1954 nickel but it doen't say the mint

Man said...

1954 nickel but it doen't say the mint

About $0.10