The First 2009 Jefferson Nickel

The first 2009 Jefferson Nickel has surfaced! There has been a lot of buzz around 2009 nickels and dimes since they have historically low mintages and have remained completely elusive until recently.

Coin collector and Mint News Blog reader Emmanuel Rodriguez made the lucky find. After hearing about the low mintages for this year’s nickels and dimes, he contacted a bank to ask whether they had any 2009 coins. As luck would have it, the bank had 2009 nickels and dimes, but would only sell them in complete $500 or $200 bags of pre-rolled coins. At the time of purchase, he was still unsure about whether the rolls would contain 2009 coins, but examination revealed solid 2009 rolls. The location of the bank was within a US Territory.

Single coins and rolls have been put up for auction on eBay. The 2009-P Roosevelt Dime roll has been bid up to $46 and the 2009-P Jefferson Nickel roll has been bid up to $76. You can view all of the auctions here.

Interestingly, all circulating 2009 coins except for nickels and dimes have been or will be available directly from the US Mint via their bags and rolls sales. The US Mint’s 2009 Products include 2009 Lincoln Cents in two roll sets, all of the 2009 DC & US Territories Quarters in bags and rolls, 2009 Kennedy Half Dollar in bags and rolls, and all of the 2009 Presidential Dollars and Native American Dollars in rolls.

Since the 2009 Nickels and Dimes cannot be easily acquired from the US Mint, this should ultimately reduce the number of coins that collectors are able to acquire and hoard. In the long run, this may bolster the prices for nickels and dimes compared to other low mintage 2009 coins.

The latest Production figures for the 2009 nickels and dimes appears below. These numbers come from the US Mint’s most recent production figures.

2009-P Roosevelt Dime 96,500,000
2009-D Roosevelt Dime 49,500,000
2009-P Jefferson Nickel 39,840,000
2009-D Jefferson Nickel 39,360,000

As I have mentioned in the post about the 2009 Roosevelt Dime, the US Mint did officially announce the end of production for 2009 nickels and dimes, however, they subsequently announced the possibility of creating a strategic coin reserve, which might entail producing and stockpiling nickels and dimes.

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  1. Manny Rodriguez says

    Thanks Michael for posting this article.Im pretty shocked myself at the whole deal and there was some doubt at first that they were going to be 09's.

    If anybody has 09 "D" dimes I imagine they will sell for much more than the current P dimes since there are about half as many as P's

    I dont know but I consider this year to be rather special for coin collectors. With so many things going on I think 09 created some much needed excitement for the hobby. Take Care All

  2. Bob says

    You go Manny!

    This is Bob, the seller of the first 2009 P dime. I have sold a total of 15 so far with 2 up for bid now. I found all of mine in circulation from a single source (a friend owns a business and he lets me sort through his coins and I roll them for him).

    As stated, the 09P dimes have been showing up more and more now, but Manny is the only one with the Nickel as far as I've seen.

    I wonder how many we'll see in circulation?

  3. Anonymous says

    Patience … even if Emmanuel Rodriguez got his, there will be enough around eventually. Anyone that pays this much for a nickel and dime will find them much cheaper later on.
    The first dime did not get that much money. It was a shill bid on eBay and ended up as a non paying bidder winning.
    The coin relisted and sold for about 15 dollars. not the close to 50 dollars reported here.

    Posting prices realized does not establish a value.
    If anyone is going to spend that much on a nickel or dime, they would be far better off spending less money on 1938 D nickels and 1949 S dimes in uncirculated condition for a lot less money with far greater potential.

    To quote:
    As I have mentioned in the post about the 2009 Roosevelt Dime, the US Mint did officially announce the end of production for 2009 nickels and dimes, however, they subsequently announced the possibility of creating a strategic coin reserve, which might entail producing and stockpiling nickels and dimes.

  4. Anonymous says

    I believe there's an error in the article. It says the bids are on rolls, but actually, they are on individual coins.

  5. Manny Rodriguez says

    Hey everyone…Im still a bit ecstatic but the 1st 09 P Dime roll on Ebay sold for $212.49. It was only a 1 day auction.

  6. Anonymous says

    Congrats Manny,

    It just goes to show that a fool and their money are soon parted.

  7. Bob says

    And, let me correct the post about the first Dime. Yes, the guy who bid $49 didn't pay, but the 2nd place person did pay on a 2nd chance at $48. So, it was, indeed, close to $50. I have sold 17 2009 P dimes so far. But these are showing up more and more now. Manny has the only nickels that I have heard of…

  8. Anonymous says

    Have Denver nickels and dimes been seen yet? Would love to see a four coin set offered with both denominations and both mints. I think the novelty of it would bring a good price.

  9. Manny Rodriguez says

    Hello all…several auctions have ended so far and it has been absolute madness. The nickel auction is still going on but a set of 09 nickel and dime just sold for $81.

    This has surely exceeded my expectations.

  10. Anonymous says

    This is interesting. The Lincoln formative pennies have been found to have errors. They are posted on ebay auctions. Most of the errors have to do with Lincoln's left hand, there is an extra finger giving Lincoln 6 fingers. The errors have been found in the two roll mint coin sets. These errors have been verified supposedly by an expert.

  11. Anonymous says

    Down SOUTH where I live, people like those buying the dimes and nickels on Ebay are described as " ain't got ther cornbread dun all the way" !!!

    If they must have them, you would think they would buy the Proof Set and get them plus 16 other coins with a "S" mintmark. Which in most cases always has the lowest mintage. GEE Whiz !

  12. Anonymous says

    I guess this error means I should open my "mint sealed" box of rolls to see if there are any coins with Lincolns with six fingers. I was planning on keeping it sealed. Interesting!

  13. Anonymous says

    I would wait before I opened my sealed rolls. From what I am hearing, sounds like there are LOTS of lincolns with 6 fingers. Who knows, the rare ones may be the ones with 5 fingers!

  14. Anonymous says

    Don't open all your mint sealed rolls of Lincoln cents. It seems that the prolem error coins are coming from the P mint.

  15. Bob says

    2009 Nickels from Denver?

    Where are they? I haven't seen one yet, anybody else? I am from Colorado and it's been fun going through rolls again hunting for coins. I found a 1930 S Buffalo nickel in a roll yesterday, only 5 million of those made yet I CAN'T FIND A 2009 NICKEL??? What gives?

  16. Michael says

    I don't think anyone has found a 2009 Nickel from Denver…. so far only a few from Philadelphia have surfaced and seem to sell for about $50 each.

    Mintages were very low, but they must also be getting pushed back from distribution by all of the old coins returning to circulation.

  17. Bob says

    So, Denver mint hasn't released them yet? Crazy that it looks like most of the nickels on eBay with P mint are coming from Puerto Rico! Perhaps D mint went to another district? My bank connection says the place where she gets her rolls just laughed at her when she asked for 2009 dinmes and nickels.

  18. Anonymous says

    QUOTING ABOVE ANONYMOUS
    Patience … even if Emmanuel Rodriguez got his, there will be enough around eventually. Anyone that pays this much for a nickel and dime will find them much cheaper later on.
    ————–
    They are being listed now for $4.50 with buy it now and starting out at .99 cents on eBay.
    I feel sorry, nah, I don't feel sorry for the people who spent $50.00 plus on these scratched up nickels. I am sure high quality examples will be selling for $3.00 and under in the very near future.

  19. Anonymous says

    Here in Fl we search nickel rolls, have found a 2009 D and 2 2009 P's. We have also found 5 2008 P nickels. some FS 2000-2001s as well.

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