As of May, 2024, a 1953-D Nickel, FS in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $3.00 and $7,750.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $15,275.00 in the 01/06/2016 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Felix Schlag
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 21.20 millimeters
Weight: 5.00 grams
Mintage: 59,878,600
Mint: Denver
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

1953-D Nickel, Fs (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State3.007,750.00939.77

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1953 Jefferson Nickel. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1953 Nickel (Regular Strike)10.0010.002.001,000.00
1953-D Nickel (Regular Strike)10.0010.002.001,400.00
1953-S Nickel (Regular Strike)10.0010.002.002,500.00
1953 Nickel (Proof)5.006.0010.00850.00
1953-S Nickel, FS (Regular Strike)N/AN/A200.0023,000.00
1953 Nickel, FS (Regular Strike)N/AN/A80.007,250.00
1953 Nickel, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A35.001,350.00
1953 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A125.0013,500.00
1953 Nickel DDO FS-101 (032.7) (Proof)N/AN/A30.00475.00
1953 Nickel DDO FS-101, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A65.00750.00
1953 Nickel DDO FS-101, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A200.002,700.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1953-D Nickel, Fs (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1953-D Nickel, FS (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from MS-64 to MS-67. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-67 having the highest max price $15,275.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1953-D Nickel, FS (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1953-D Nickel, FS (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 88.04% share, followed by David Lawrence RC / Stack's Bowers with 5.43% / 3.26% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1953-D Nickel, FS (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions252.0005/31/2023
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions2,640.0005/07/2023
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions312.0010/19/2022
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions312.0009/14/2022
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions121.0006/06/2022
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions228.0004/13/2022
MS-65PCGSStack's Bowers120.0001/12/2022
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions552.0001/05/2022
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions456.0012/01/2021
MS-67PCGSStack's Bowers5,040.0008/25/2021
MS-66PCGSStack's Bowers660.0008/25/2021
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions336.0008/18/2021
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions192.0007/29/2021
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions240.0007/21/2021
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions960.0007/07/2021
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions3,120.0001/24/2021
MS-66NGCDavid Lawrence RC300.0007/19/2020
MS-66+PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions2,115.0007/16/2020
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions840.0012/07/2019
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions4,200.0010/24/2019
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions900.0001/14/2019
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions89.0010/17/2018
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions1,069.2008/19/2018
MS-64ANACSHeritage Auctions104.0004/03/2018
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions881.2502/16/2017
MS-66+NGCHeritage Auctions493.5001/04/2017
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions282.0009/04/2016
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions89.0005/31/2016
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions998.7501/06/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions15,275.0001/06/2016
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions135.1308/11/2015
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions111.6308/11/2015
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions117.5008/11/2015
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions94.0008/11/2015
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions90.0008/11/2015
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions176.2508/11/2015
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions1,880.0007/12/2015
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions164.5002/15/2015
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions117.5001/18/2015
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions141.0001/11/2015
MS-66+PCGSHeritage Auctions3,760.0001/07/2015
MS-65+ANACSGreat Collections26.0012/07/2014
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions135.1310/26/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions205.6310/26/2014
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions199.7510/26/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions105.7510/20/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions129.2510/20/2014
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions96.3506/30/2014
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions92.0005/12/2014
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions135.1303/31/2014
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions329.0002/11/2013
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions86.0012/17/2012
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions242.0007/07/2011
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions84.0009/22/2010
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions109.0007/08/2010
MS-65+PCGSDavid Lawrence RC196.0007/08/2010
MS-64PCGSDavid Lawrence RC37.0005/27/2010
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions578.0002/03/2010
MS-65+PCGSDavid Lawrence RC212.0001/01/2010
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions360.0006/03/2009
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions446.0003/18/2009
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions196.0003/16/2009
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions748.0006/26/2008
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions184.0001/09/2008
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions207.0010/02/2007
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions920.0003/01/2007
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions748.0009/13/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions276.0007/11/2006
MS-65+PCGSDavid Lawrence RC345.0005/08/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions173.0005/01/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions546.0005/01/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions150.0008/07/2005
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions253.0004/06/2005
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions39.0003/30/2005
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0001/17/2005
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions1,093.0012/08/2004
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions127.0011/08/2004
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions173.0011/08/2004
MS-66PCGSBowers & Merena2,760.0008/14/2004
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions265.0001/12/2004
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions150.0004/09/2003
MS-65+ANACSHeritage Auctions56.0004/02/2003
MS-65+ANACSHeritage Auctions72.0003/12/2003
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions299.0003/05/2003
MS-65+ANACSHeritage Auctions62.0002/19/2003
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions167.0002/12/2003
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions162.0001/15/2003
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions224.0001/13/2003
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions201.0011/19/2002
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions270.0010/22/2002
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions299.0009/03/2002
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions115.0006/27/2001