United States nickel mintage quantities

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These are the mintage quantities for strikings of the United States nickel

P = Philadelphia U.S. Mint
D = Denver U.S. Mint
S = San Francisco U.S. Mint

This list does not include proof mintages.

Designs[edit]

Shield nickels (1866–1883)[edit]

Year Mintage[1] Variety/Notes
Philadelphia Denver San Francisco
1866 14,742,500 With Rays, includes re-punched date variety.
1867 2,019,000 With Rays
1867 28,890,500 Without Rays
1868 28,817,000
1869 16,395,000
1870 4,806,000
1871 561,000
1872 6,036,000
1873 436,050 Closed 3
1873 4,113,950 Open 3, includes large over small 3 variety.
1874 3,538,000
1875 2,097,000
1876 2,530,000
1877 510 proofs were made, proof only issue.
1878 2,350 proofs were made, proof only issue.
1879 25,900 Includes 9 over 8 variety.
1880 16,000 Key date
1881 68,800
1882 11,476,000
1883 1,451,000 Shield Nickel Includes 3 over 2 variety.

Liberty Head V nickel (1883–1913)[edit]

Year Mintage[1] Variety/Notes
Philadelphia Denver San Francisco
1883 5,474,300 Liberty Head V nickel Without CENTS
1883 16,026,200 Liberty Head V nickel With CENTS
1884 11,270,000
1885 1,472,700 Key date
1886 3,330,290 Key date
1887 15,263,652
1888 10,720,483
1889 15,881,361
1890 16,259,272
1891 16,834,350
1892 11,699,642
1893 13,370,195
1894 5,413,132
1895 9,979,884
1896 8,842,920
1897 20,428,735
1898 12,532,087 1,795 proofs were minted
1899 26,029,031
1900 27,255,995
1901 26,480,213
1902 31,489,579
1903 28,006,725
1904 21,404,984
1905 29,827,276
1906 38,613,725
1907 39,214,800
1908 22,686,177
1909 11,590,526
1910 30,169,353
1911 39,559,372
1912 26,236,714 8,474,000 238,000 1912-S is a key date to the series.
1913 5 Extremely rare, see also: 1913 Liberty Head nickel

Indian Head (or Buffalo nickel) (1913–1938)[edit]

Year Mintage[1] Variety/Notes
Philadelphia Denver San Francisco
1913 30,992,000 5,337,000 2,105,000 Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel Variety 1. (Bison on mound)
1913 29,858,700 4,156,000 1,209,000 Buffalo or Indian Head Nickel Variety 2. (Bison on plain)
1914 20,665,738 3,912,000 3,470,000 1914-P 4 over 3 variety included in mintage.
1915 20,987,270 7,569,000 1,505,000
1916 63,498,066 13,333,000 11,860,000 1916-P includes the double date obverse variety.
1917 51,424,019 9,910,000 4,193,000
1918 32,068,314 8,362,000 4,882,000 1918-D includes the 8 over 7 variety.
1919 60,868,000 8,006,000 7,521,000
1920 63,093,000 9,418,000 9,689,000
1921 10,663,000 1,557,000 No Denver Mint nickels were made this year.
1923 35,715,000 6,142,000 No Denver Mint nickels were made this year.
1924 21,620,000 5,258,000 1,437,000
1925 35,565,100 4,450,000 6,256,000
1926 44,693,000 5,638,000 970,000 1926-S is a key date.
1927 37,981,000 5,730,000 3,430,000
1928 23,411,000 6,436,000 6,936,000
1929 36,446,000 8,370,000 7,754,000
1930 22,849,000 5,435,000 No Denver Mint nickels were made this year.
1931 1,200,000 No Philadelphia or Denver Mint nickels were made this year.
1934 20,213,003 7,480,000 No San Francisco Mint nickels were made this year.
1935 58,264,000 12,092,000 10,300,000 1935-P includes the Double Die Reverse variety.
1936 119,001,420 24,814,000 14,930,000 1936-D includes the 3.5 legged variety.
1937 79,485,769 17,826,000 5,635,000 1937-D includes the key date 3 legged variety.
1938 7,020,000 Buffalo/Indian Head Only made at the Denver Mint and includes the D over S variety.

Jefferson Head nickels (1938–present)[edit]

Jefferson nickels have been minted since 1938 at the Philadelphia and Denver mints and from the San Francisco mint until 1970. Key dates for the series include the 1939-D, and 1950-D nickels. The 1939-D nickel with a mintage of 3,514,000 coins is the second lowest behind the 1950-D nickel. The cause of the key date of 1939 stems from the new design that excited collectors the year prior, after the initial hype had settled down fewer nickels were saved.[2] 2,630,000 nickels were minted in Denver in 1950, this remains the lowest mintage for the Denver mint in the series. Despite its low mintage the nickel is not rare, its value is thought to be connected to the brilliant uncirculated roll boom that burst between 1963 and 1964.[3] On the opposite spectrum, the year 1964 saw the largest combined mintage of nickels to date. The result of the large mintages were due to a widespread shortage of small change that was blamed on coin collectors.[4] the following year, The Coinage Act of 1965 removed all mint marks from nickels that were issued by the mints, this lasted until 1968 when the mintmark was moved from the reverse to the obverse side of the coin.[5]

Year Mintage[1] Variety/Notes
Philadelphia Denver San Francisco
1938 19,496,000 5,376,000 4,105,000 Jefferson Head First year of issue.
1939 120,615,000 3,514,000 6,630,000 1939-P includes the Doubled "MONTICELLO" and "FIVE CENTS" variety.
1940 176,485,000 43,540,000 39,690,000
1941 203,265,000 53,432,000 43,445,000
1942 49,789,000 13,938,000 Nickel variety, includes the 1942-D over horz D variety.
No San Francisco Mint nickels were made using nickel for this year.
1942 57,900,000 32,900,000 Silver variety, from 1942 to 1945 nickels were made using 35% silver.
No Denver Mint nickels were made using silver for this year.
1943 271,165,000 15,294,000 104,060,000 1943-P includes the 3 over 2, and doubled eye varieties.
1944 119,150,000 32,309,000 21,640,000 1944 nickels without mintmarks are counterfeits.
1945 119,408,100 37,158,000 58,939,000 1945-P includes doubled die reverse variety.
1946 161,116,000 45,292,200 13,560,000 Nickel composition resumed.
1947 95,000,000 37,822,000 24,720,000
1948 89,348,000 44,734,000 11,300,000
1949 60,652,000 36,498,000 9,716,000 1949-D includes the D over S variety.
1950 9,796,000 2,630,030 1950-D is a key date.
1951 28,552,000 20,460,000 7,776,000
1952 63,988,000 30,638,000 20,572,000
1953 46,644,000 59,878,600 19,210,900
1954 47,684,050 117,183,060 29,384,000 1954-S includes the S over D variety.
1955 7,888,000 74,464,100 1955-D includes the D over S variety.
1956 35,216,000 67,222,940
1957 38,408,000 136,828,900
1958 17,088,000 168,249,120
1959 27,248,000 160,738,240
1960 55,416,000 192,582,180
1961 73,640,100 229,342,760
1962 97,384,000 280,195,720
1963 178,851,645 276,829,460
1964 1,028,622,762 1,787,297,160 Nickels dated 1964 were still being minted well into 1966, contributing to their very high mintages.
1965 136,131,380 nickels were produced from all three mints, mintmarks were temporarily suspended from 1965 to 1967.
1966 156,208,283 nickels were produced from all three mints, mintmarks were temporarily suspended from 1965 to 1967.
1967 107,325,800 nickels were produced from all three mints, mintmarks were temporarily suspended from 1965 to 1967.
1968 91,227,880 100,396,004
1969 202,807,500 120,075,000
1970 515,485,380 238,832,004 1970-S marks the last year of regular circulation issue (Non proof) nickels from that mint.
1971 106,884,000 316,144,800
1972 202,036,000 351,694,600
1973 384,396,000 361,405,000
1974 601,752,000 277,373,000
1975 181,772,000 401,875,300
1976 367,124,000 563,964,147
1977 585,376,000 297,313,422
1978 391,308,000 313,092,780
1979 463,188,000 325,867,672
1980 593,004,000 502,323,448
1981 657,504,000 364,801,843
1982 292,355,000 373,726,544
1983 561,615,000 536,726,276
1984 746,769,000 517,675,146
1985 647,114,962 459,747,446
1986 536,883,483 361,819,140
1987 371,499,481 410,590,604
1988 771,360,000 663,771,652
1989 898,812,000 570,842,474
1990 661,636,000 663,938,503
1991 614,104,000 436,496,678
1992 399,552,000 450,565,113
1993 412,076,000 406,084,135
1994 722,160,000 715,762,110
1995 774,156,000 888,112,000
1996 829,332,000 817,736,000
1997 470,972,000 466,640,000
1998 688,292,000 635,380,000
1999 1,212,000,000 1,066,720,000
2000 846,240,000 1,509,520,000
2001 675,704,000 627,680,000
2002 539,280,000 691,200,000
2003 441,840,000 383,040,000
2004 361,440,000[6] 372,000,000[6] Westward Journey nickel series Peace Medal
2004 366,720,000[6] 344,880,000[6] Westward Journey nickel series Keelboat
2005 448,320,000[7] 487,680,000[7] Westward Journey nickel series American Bison
2005 394,080,000[7] 411,120,000[7] Westward Journey nickel series Ocean in View
2006 693,120,000 809,280,000
2007 571,680,000 626,160,000
2008 279,840,000 345,600,000
2009 39,840,000 46,800,000
2010 260,640,000 229,920,000
2011 450,000,000[8] 540,240,000[8]
2012 464,640,000[9] 558,960,000[9]
2013 607,440,000[10] 615,600,000[10]
2014 570,720,000[11] 635,520,000[11]
2015 752,880,000[12] 846,720,000[12]
2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Yeoman, R.S. (2015). A Guide Book of United States Coins. Whitman Publishing. 
  2. ^ "1939-D Jefferson Nickel Now A Key Date". www.bellaonline.com. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ "US Coins: 75 Years of Jefferson Nickels". www.coinweek.com. September 19, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "1964 a Momentous Year in Coins". www.numismaster.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Why Mint Marks?". www.usmint.gov. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d "2004 Westward Journey Nickel Series Coin Production". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d "2005 Westward Journey Nickel Series Coin Production". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "2011 Circulating Coin Production (in millions)". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "2012 Circulating Coin Production (in millions)". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "2013 Circulating Coin Production (in millions)". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "2014 Circulating Coin Production (in millions)". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "2015 Circulating Coin Production (in millions)". United States Mint. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 

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