Is this 1940 nickel worth anything

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  1. Rayrayford2

    Rayrayford2 Active Member

    1940 nickel worth anything to a collector

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey there ! I say maybe 10 cents . Give or take . ;)
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  4. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I try to imagine the same question being asked about the 1793 "Large Cent" 1854. Of course, it was still just called a "Cent" in 1854.
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  5. runninghorse1

    runninghorse1 Member

    I keep these well circulated nickels in a tube for future gifts for young collectors who are looking to fill holes in their album of Jefferson Nickels. You never know, you may have a chance to influence a young coin collector learn the joy of coin roll hunting, building a collection, learning about American history / presidents, etc. No, not worth selling, but definitely worth saving for that future opportunity to teach / mentor IMHO.
  6. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Member

    I can't see any steps.
  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    It was a ramp back then. :)
  8. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    176,999,158 minted, so not much more added value due to condition, but you asked "worth to collector". A great answer was provided by @runninghorse1.
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  9. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    I started in 1948 and saved a bunch of all coins as extras for trading. They are now being used to give to my great grandchildren.
  10. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    Business strike Jefferson nickels need to be in uncirculated condition and have full steps, or be some sort of variety, to be worth anything. I got mine for about $1. Polish_20201016_193352811.jpg
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  11. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Nice steps!
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  12. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    If you’re doing an album, put it in there for sure.
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  13. Mike Thorne

    Mike Thorne Well-Known Member

    5c every day.
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  14. Rayrayford2

    Rayrayford2 Active Member

    STOP it
  15. enamel7

    enamel7 Junior Member

    Stop what? Just because something's older doesn't mean it's worth more. I realize that every morning when I look in the mirror! Lol!
  16. 2x2 $averKrazy

    2x2 $averKrazy Hopelessly coined in

    I agree with both of you,Jefferson nickels are the perfect set for the entry level collector, most can be found coin roll hunting ,only a couple of key dates that can be otained quite reasonably, actually down rite affordable! I would encourage any new collector to do a set of Jeff,s IMG_20190415_025155320.jpg
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  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Well its a better looking found 40 then most. I would keep. 10 cents maybe
  19. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    You the man
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  20. mike estes

    mike estes Well-Known Member

    hey Rayrayford2 i wish i could tell you it was worth a lot but i cant bud. its worth about 5 cents. the Jefferson nickel is a great coin to start a collection for any age i think. there's still coins from the 40's,50's and 60's in circulation. im 100% sure of this because i just deposited them into circulation at my bank. i like putting coins like that into circulation hoping new and old collectors will come across them. do any of yawl do this?
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  21. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I need to "take a number," make a phone call and "request an appointment" to deposit coins, so I will hang on to them until this Covid seige has run its course, unless the new strains perpetuate this semi-freedom of access, in which case, I will bury plastic jars in the NYC Parks for @paddyman98 to detect. :hilarious:
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