1976 D Nickel Errors

If you have a collector’s grade 1976-D Jefferson nickel, you may be wondering if it is a rare error. This nickel is not common, but it is worth at least $100. It is an example of an overmintmark, but a more common one is the high-D mintmark. Unlike its lower-D cousin, the high-D mintmark is not easily spotted. These nickels are worth a few bucks, though, and are generally rare.

There are several varieties of this error, including an Extra High Leaf and an Extra Low Leaf. The former features an extra leaf on the ear of corn. The latter has a lower-leaf ear. Both errors are highly collectible. While the 1976-D Washington quarter was originally sold for $500, it later sold for fifty to one hundred dollars. Its mintage was nearly 520 million coins, and many collectors are hesitant to buy it, as they might not recognize it as an error.

The third type of overdate error is the three-legged buffalo. This particular error is caused by a die mistake that was made by a Denver Mint employee trying to smooth a scuff on the reverse die. This particular example is a rare and valuable coin, worth up to $2,700 if in excellent condition. Another common type of overdate error is an overdate coin. These coins bear the date with the last digit of the previous year instead of the current year. The resulting coins are usually worth at least $5.

In addition to the D nickel error, the Jefferson nickel is also a popular type. The doubled die error is one of the earliest and most common Jefferson nickel error varieties. It is visible on both the tails and reverse sides of the coin. It depicts President Thomas Jefferson’s sprawling home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some examples of the doubled die are valued at $50 while others can fetch up to $500. The repunched mintmark is another type of error that affects the 1976-D nickel.