Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 119,408,100
Catalog: KM-192a
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Silver-Manganese
Fineness: 0.3500
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1945 P 5C MS obverse 1945 P 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of 1945 P nickels seems to have led to rushed work of mediocre quality. Most are not fully struck, and worn dies are frequently seen. On the plus side, so many Mint State pieces survive that finding a decent one is just a matter of patience. Even so, 5FS pieces are quite scarce, and 6FS coins are genuinely rare.

This issue is a variety hunter's treasure trove, as it is known for several doubled-die reverses of an appealing nature. In addition there are dozens of different repunched mintmark varieties, several of which are prominent enough to carry a premium. These varieties are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/14/2014

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1945 P 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.62 1.64 1.68 1.74 1.80 1.80 1.86 1.92 2.40 2.64 3.48 3.90 4.60 6.90 10.80 17.50 30.00 319 3100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 34.00 350 -
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 54.00 106 350 5200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 60.00 119 390 5600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3509
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/13/1999 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1222, 1222/Lot# 1199 $14.75
5/31/2004 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #5, 9/Lot# 39 $201.25
12/4/2006 PCGS MS 66   Six Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2006 December On Line Session #421, 421/Lot# 7393 $373.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1966 $833.75
3/18/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12170 $88.55
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Six Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7557 $329.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131416/Lot# 20061 $152.75
7/6/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 127613 $32.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1212121616161620202024242832374581135768272230344173
12121316161617202021242529333957993461419282634130
00000017202021242529333957993461419282600
000000182020222426303542691175572070293000
1945 P 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666999991220284581135768272230344173
666666799991014223357993461419282634130
000000799991014223357993461419282600
0000008999911172539691175572070293000
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5054545963677276818589941061231431633306443009340637745104
51545560646873778286909811112914921843414323141352842170
00000073778286909811112914921843414323141352800
000000747983879210211713615627453922203273365100
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base727276818994981021061151191271471671902163669083885398443965879
7273778390959910310911612113315317419826654619003918412148900
0000009910310911612113315317419826654619003918412100
00000010010411211712414016018220731672728923951425800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1419
Owner: HuD
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1419
Owner: lehigh96
 
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