Jefferson Nickels were made from 1938 to the present. Felix Schlag won a competition to design the Jefferson Nickel beating out 390 other artists.
Coins were struck in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. During World War II Jefferson Nickels were made of forty percent silver as nickel was a critical war material.
Very lustrous nickel surfaces with subtle ice-blue and gold tints and a sharp strike. Very attractive.
Sharply struck with thick luster and a clean look.
CAC. Doubled Monticello. Attractive satiny surfaces with a hint of ice-blue and gold tint and a very sharp strike. A popular and desirable variety.
CAC. Type-2. Brilliant surfaces exhibiting strong mirrors and attractive multi-color pastel tints.
Frosty strong luster with a blend of attractive ice-blue and gold hues. A very sharp strike and elusive at this grade level. Only 1 'full-step' has graded numerically finer at PCGS.
Lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike. Only 2 'full-step' pieces graded finer at PCGS.
Vibrant luster with a light golden hue.