1979 S Jefferson Nickels : All Varieties

Pre-War Composition

Mintage: 3,677,175
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: Felix Schlag
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel

Diameter: 21.2 mm
Mass / Weight: 5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1979 Type 1 Filled S vs Type 2 Clear S Jefferson Nickel
The 1979 S Proof Jefferson Nickel was produced in two types. One type was the Type 1 Filled S in which the mint mark was not as clear and partially filled in - depicted on the left side of the mint mark comparison image. The second type was the Type 2 Clear S in which the mintmark was clearer and larger - depicted on the right side of the mint mark comparison image.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0358


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