Friday, June 14, 2013

2009-P Nickel

Have a 2009 nickel and want to know its value?

Finally! Just found in my change a 2009 nickel which is the lowest minted nickel since 1959. Although not rare many people began to hoard them and the low mintage made them difficult to find in circulation.


This one is kind of banged up and spotted like it was improperly stored in a bag. I can only guess this was released by hoarder who finally realized that low grade coins rarely have a premium. Also the economy is better than in 2009 so might as well use them.

At 39,840,000 this nickel was one of the lowest minted U.S. coins over the last 50+ years. The economic problems caused all circulating coins to get made in lower numbers. Simply put when you have less money then less money is needed to circulate for everyone else.

Here's the stats... 
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 2009 P
Mintage: 39,840,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $0.05 in Fine (F-12)

Do you have a U.S.  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.

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

mateo crawdad said...

Way to go on the 2009 5¢! I have yet to find one myself.

Man said...

@mateo

Thanks, I think over the next few months they will become more common in circulation.

Anonymous said...

I found 2 early last year which were my first ones, have not found one since. It's even better because one is a P and one is a D.

Man said...

I found 2 early last year which were my first ones, have not found one since. It's even better because one is a P and one is a D.

Very cool, they seem to come out in batches.

That is why I think it is hoarders slowly releasing their stash.

Ultra64 said...

I finally found one today at work in the cash drawer~ been trying to collect a whole set, started collecting nickels last year so you are spot on about it being rare.

Man said...

@Ultra64

Very nice, just after a year of collecting and you found one.