Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 37,158,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1945 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1945 seems to have been a bad year for the U. S. Mint, as the coins from all three facilities were of lesser quality than usual for the war years. Denver typically was the leader in quality coin production, but even it saw a reduction in the quality of its nickels during 1945. While the certified population reveals plenty of gems, including a high incidence of 5FS and 6FS coins, closer inspection of the actual coins will reveal that they are not equal in luster and strike to earlier wartime nickels from Denver.

A couple of minor doubled-die varieties are found within the Wexler/Ribar book, but these are of very limited interest. James Wiles' book on Jefferson RPM varieties includes a rich assortment for 1945 D, with just a few of these being distinct enough to warrant a second look.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2014

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1945 D 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.62 1.64 1.68 1.74 1.80 1.80 1.86 1.92 2.40 2.64 3.60 3.90 4.60 6.90 10.20 15.00 28.75 57.20 2850 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 64.00 -
1945 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16.80 25.00 41.25 371 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 46.00 410 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5377
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/28/2008 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68101, 68101/Lot# 61637 $23.00
12/15/2008 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2627, 2627/Lot# 1223 $391.00
4/21/2009 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 301 $34.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8441 $138.00
10/7/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 28377 $30.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 182087 $105.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66666699999121216243759119227266529734095
6666679999101213182844791551039276733470
0000009999101213182844791551039276700
0000009999111214213251991911852287000
1945 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66666699999121220284167131248279431124271
6666679999101214223249881701096290034980
0000009999101214223249881701096290000
00000099991112172536581092091945300600
1945 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base161616202020242424282832374150596781642269930094141
16161720202124242528293338445361712681327280233860
00000024242528293338445361712681327280200
00000024242628303539475664764552013290500
1945 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20202020242428282832323741505967102171943273330464188
202020212425282829323338445361781254281539283734260
000000282829323338445361781254281539283700
000000282830323539475664901486852136294100
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1721
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1039
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
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