Monday, July 14, 2014

1957 Nickel

Someone just asked me why their nickel looked strange and it did not match any other nickel they had. When I looked it was a 2008 nickel with Jefferson's head facing forward while all the other nickels were the old profile portraits. Portrait Jefferson nickels are so common and remained unchanged for so long they tend to go unnoticed.

Finding nickels that are 50 years old or older is not that difficult because they are still common. Even the more uncommon nickels can still be found since they do not stand out from the rest. All you need to do is review your change more closely. Remembering that in older nickels the mint mark was on the reverse to the right of the building, Monticello.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1957
Mintage: 38,408,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $0.15 in Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) this one is less

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