Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,560,000
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1946 S 5C MS obverse 1946 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue that was widely hoarded by the roll when new, and Mint State survivors are quite plentiful. Most are not fully struck at their centers, though coins having nice luster and fairly clean surfaces may be found. Typical of several San Francisco Mint coins of the mid-late 1940s, there are a handful of prooflike 1946 S nickel and far more that are partially prooflike. These were coined with dies that had been resurfaced to remove erosion lines and/or clash marks, thus extending their lifespans.

Two doubled-die obverse varieties are known for this issue, FS-101 having some of the boldest doubling seen for the Jefferson series. A few RPMs are also known, these including both styles of S mintmark used this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1946 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.08 0.10 0.18 0.24 0.36 0.36 0.42 0.46 0.49 0.60 0.72 0.78 1.15 3.45 9.00 17.50 33.75 75.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 84.00 -
1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 90.00 450 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 47.00 101 500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 658
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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9/12/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26093, 26093/Lot# 13211 $34.00
4/29/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67051, 67051/Lot# 23128 $39.00
7/22/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67075, 67075/Lot# 23132 $19.00
3/18/2012 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3243, 3243/Lot# 1485 $17.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10290 $400.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 187696 $25.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 S 5C MS
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1946 S 5C MS Prooflike
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1946 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base1111111111111116592371206344711
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000000111111114411778832700344700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 163
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 163
Owner: GILMORE
 
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