Wednesday, September 05, 2012

1968-S Nickel

Have a nickel and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question

San Fransisco minted coins are not rare. It has been decades since a circulating San Fransisco has been issued but they are still floating around. For the S mint coins 1980 was the last circulating dollar, 1974 for the cent, 1955 for dime, 1954 for the quarter and half, and 1969 for the nickel. Currently the San Fransisco mint makes proof and other special coins but none are intended to circulate.


Okay there are a few million exceptions. It is know that well into the 1980s they made cents without any mint marks. They are all assumed to be Philadelphia cents because there is no current way to tell them apart, I have no idea if future collectors will be able to separate them.

For 2012 the San Fransisco mint made circulation strike quarters for the America The Beautiful series. These are not meant for circulation but they were minted as if they were. Selling each $10 roll for $18.95 plus a flat shipping fee of $4.95. I am sure some will end up in circulation as many people have found proofs in their change.

Although over 100 million of this 1968-s nickel were made it is still a bit tough to find in your change. This is true with most S minted coins but still they hold no special value, unless you left your heart in San Fransisco.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1968-S
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Mintage: 100,396,004
Value: $0.05 at F-12

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

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

Max Campossi said...

Hi I have a nickel is 1969D.... But I weighed it 4.38 grs...
Also the observe looks weird... I mean it's just fine.. But when you really look at it it has like an extra printing on it..
Actually you don't even need a magnifying glass to see the imperfections. Thanks

Man said...

a nickel is 1969D.... But I weighed it 4.38 grs...
Also the observe looks weird... I mean it's just fine.. But when you really look at it it has like an extra printing on it..


Could be an off-metal error a clear picture may help but it still needs to be seen in hand.

Britney Tate said...

How much is a 1968 s nickel worth

Man said...

1968 s nickel just $0.05