Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 203,265,000
Catalog: KM-192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1941 5C MS obverse 1941 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Many rolls of 1941(P) nickels were preserved by speculators, though most of these have since been broken up and the better coins certified. This issue is plentiful in Mint State, but its quality is highly variable. Nice ones may be found, but collectors will have to sift through many pieces to find one sharply struck from fresh dies. More typical is the coin above, which clearly was struck from worn dies having deep furrows in the fields.

Examples displaying five full steps are collectable, but those have six steps are rare enough that only the most determined specialists will seek them.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/14/2014

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1941 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.14 0.30 0.30 0.48 0.60 0.72 0.90 1.20 1.44 2.40 3.90 7.80 13.75 31.25 75.40 2400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 84.00 -
1941 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28.80 47.50 150 980 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 32.00 53.00 168 1080 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 608
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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12/29/1997 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1010, 1010/Lot# 1147 $17.75
1/30/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27021, 27021/Lot# 13116 $21.00
2/13/2007 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27023, 27023/Lot# 13154 $35.00
12/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2466, 2466/Lot# 1168 $20.00
1/7/2010 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 443, 449/Lot# 7138 $49.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 67   Six Full Steps Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5188 $129.25
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 213575 $28.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 5C MS
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1941 5C MS Prooflike
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1941 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1941 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 688
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 457
Owner: lehigh96
 
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