Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 19,210,900
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1953 S 5C MS obverse 1953 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It seems that the San Francisco Mint discontinued its former practice of repolishing worn dies to remove heavy erosion lines. These are freely seen on many 1953 S nickels, though these same coins may have brights and superficially pleasing luster. Perhaps this accounts for a fair number of certified gems, but these coins are unlikely to satisfy the sophisticated collector who values sharpness of strike and early die state.

Several minor repunched mintmarks are known.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1953 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.18 0.26 0.26 0.30 0.42 0.54 0.72 0.92 1.08 1.15 2.30 7.20 25.00 63.75 594 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 71.00 650 -
1953 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 446
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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10/3/2005 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #56, 61/Lot# 294 $345.00
1/7/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67012, 67012/Lot# 23203 $12.00
1/21/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #67014, 67014/Lot# 23299 $11.00
8/6/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2404, 2404/Lot# 1117 $20.00
5/31/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2699, 2699/Lot# 1382 $14.00
10/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3357, 3357/Lot# 1072 $22.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 203226 $140.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 5C MS
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1953 S 5C MS Prooflike
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1953 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1953 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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0000001125816311464018521600375889291104700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 220
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 24
Owner: Chris Parker
 
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