Friday, March 18, 2011

1958 Nickel

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

My general rules of collecting coins and currency is if I come across anything foreign, odd, new, or old it comes home with me. For that purpose let me define old.

Old is any coin that is from 1959 or older. This is more psychological than a numismatic rule (not that any such rule exists). Even a 1964 silver quarter seems modern to me. I guess I came to this decision because of the Lincoln cent. The cent switched from a wheat back (1958) to memorial back (1959) and for many years it was the only clearly visible change you would find in American money.

Same coin just chasing the light.
A reminder to the younger collectors that before the 21st century change in American money designs were slow and opposed by many.

Part of me wants to collect (hoard) anything that is 50 years or older but 1961 coins are so far just lumps of metals. Cars are often classic at 25 and antique at 50. The problem with coins is that you can still get a 2,000 year old coin for a few bucks without have to search far.

The time-span for coins is unique and however you choose to classify them is probably best for you.



Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1958
Mintage: 17,088,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $0.10 in VF-20

Do you have an oldish 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.

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

Anonymous said...

I HAVE A 1954 NICKEL AND ON THE BACK THE E.N.T. IS MISSING FROM THE WORD CENT IS THAT GOOD FOR ME OR NOT ? THANKS

Man said...

1954 NICKEL AND ON THE BACK THE E.N.T. IS MISSING FROM THE WORD CENT IS THAT GOOD FOR ME OR NOT ?

Sounds like a Struck Through Grease error or just worn, either way no extra value.

Anonymous said...

i have a 1965 silver dime but it is in poor condition i did my research and it said that it can be worth $9000+ but i dont know how much it is worth considering its condition

Man said...

1965 silver dime but it is in poor condition i did my research and it said that it can be worth $9000+ but i dont know how much it is worth considering its condition

This would be an Off-Metal error since by 1965 they should be nickel-clad copper-core.
You should weigh it to see what type of error this is.
That said condition it's less of an issue if this is a Transitional silver dime.
If this was made from a foreign silver stock or any other type of error it may lower the value.

Anonymous said...

awesome thank you for your answer! i would also like to know a place were i could sell it since im only 14 and cant sell it on ebay

Man said...

i would also like to know a place were i could sell it since im only 14 and cant sell it on ebay

If your talking about the possible 1965 dime error then first you have to confirm it is an error.
Then it should be graded, it may cost $100 and you need your parents permission.
Finally Heritage Auctions is the best place to sell rare coins but you need your parents permission.

Unfortunately at 14 there is little you can do with such an expensive coin.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1963 Half Dollar w/liberty bell also i a 1946 weat penny and a 1958 nickel what they worth thank you.

Man said...

1963 Half Dollar about $13.50
1946 wheat penny about $0.05
1958 nickel about $0.10

Dr. Math said...

It is kind of cool that you call coins older than 1959 old because I call anything older than 1965 old. I guess it's because of the switch from silver to cu-ni and also probably because I have many coins dated 1964 mostly nickels.

Man said...

It is kind of cool that you call coins older than 1959 old because I call anything older than 1965 old. I guess it's because of the switch from silver to cu-ni and also probably because I have many coins dated 1964 mostly nickels.

Thanks, I am leaning towards the 50 years rule so I'll wait until 2014 to collect those 1964.

Of course just like you I do look out for silver.

Dr. Math said...

Speaking of silver I am starting to wonder about going to the bank and getting rolls. I know that New York City and the north in general are full of different old and foreign coins because whenever I go to NYC or Martha's Vineyard or D.C. I get nickels from the 40s or 5 pence coins or canadian cents but down here in the south I have only found 10-20 foreign coins in my change. I wonder if it is just because people in the north don't pay much attention to their change or if people in the south pay too much attention to their change or both or neither. That said I do get a lot of star notes usually in cu condition that nobody seems to care about so it makes me wonder.

Man said...

Speaking of silver I am starting to wonder about going to the bank and getting rolls.
--Many people who roll hunt get lots of silver, especially with 50 cent rolls, just find some good banks.

I wonder if it is just because people in the north don't pay much attention to their change or if people in the south pay too much attention to their change or both or neither.
--I notice that people outside any large cities tend to be a bit more strict with change. But the reason more foreign coins are found is that there is more foreigners. Come Thanksgiving 1 million tourist will flood the city that is not happening anywhere else. Cashiers have no time to double check or wait.

That said I do get a lot of star notes usually in cu condition that nobody seems to care about so it makes me wonder.
--Despite them being made less most star notes are still common and have little extra value.

Dr. Math said...

Yes I also figured that it was due to the large influx of tuorists all year but esp. during the holidays as you said and I collect star notes regardless of value.

Dr. Math said...

While going through some change a few minutes ago I found a 2000-P dime that seems to have had some grease on it when struck. The W in IN GOD WE TRUST is not visible and so is half of the last 0 in 2000. The top half of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is barely visible. Othr than that it is in xf-au. Do you know what it is worth?

Man said...

2000-P dime that seems to have had some grease on it when struck. The W in IN GOD WE TRUST is not visible and so is half of the last 0 in 2000. The top half of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is barely visible. Othr than that it is in xf-au.

No extra value, Struck Through Grease errors are so common they rarely have any extra value.

Robert said...

Could you tell me what 2 dollar bills are worth? They are 1986 and they are in very good condition.

Man said...

Could you tell me what 2 dollar bills are worth? They are 1986 and they are in very good condition.

If you mean from the U.S.A. then they must be 1976, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1958 D nickel. Above the Monticello building to the left is another D. How could this be? And is it worth anything?

Man said...

1958 D nickel. Above the Monticello building to the left is another D

Some sort of fake or altered piece.

Of course this type of error is not possible so no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1958 nickel, wondering what the value is

Man said...

1958 nickel, wondering what the value is

About $0.10 if circulated and not damaged

Alex Labrador said...

I Have a 2014D Virginia sanandoa quarter missing 3 letters (L) LIBERTY.(E) in WE small (t) in Trus(t) is there any value for such coin $$$$$

Man said...

2014D Virginia sanandoa quarter missing 3 letters (L) LIBERTY.(E) in WE small (t) in Trus(t) is there any value for such coin

Struck through grease error, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1962d ddo with doubling in mint mark and a 1980d ddo what would there possible worth be???

Man said...

1962d ddo with doubling in mint mark about $5.00
1980d ddo about $5.00

Assuming low grade.

Mike Holmes said...

i have a 1958 d nickel in fairly condictional. how much u think it worth

Man said...

1958 d nickel in fairly condictional

About $0.10

Nicholas Spring said...

I found a 1942 quarter pretty warn down, 10-1964 nickels, a 40,57,58,59,60,62,63,63 in fair to good shape! I put the 42 quarter with my fishing license for good luck the rest I'm not sure if even worth keeping

Nicholas Spring said...

The 40,62,63 and three 64s do not have a D stamped on them which look to be in fair to good condition

Anonymous said...

I have a 1941 no mint mark what's it worth and 1958