Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 74,464,100
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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1955 D 5C MS obverse 1955 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1955 D nickel is generally superior to its Philadelphia Mint cousin, but that's about the only nice thing that can be said. Many were coined from worn dies, though they typically have better luster and more pleasing planchets than 1955(P) nickels. Coins with 5FS are very scarce, and 6FS examples are exceedingly rare.

From the 1950s through 1970 the quality of all Jefferson Nickels was compromised by a combination of erosion of the master hubs and the U. S. Mint's ever-growing emphasis on quantity over quality in circulating coinage.

Several D/D varieties are known, but these pale in interest to the D/S overmintmarks. The latter are addressed in the following entry.

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Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1955 D 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.10 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.20 0.23 0.66 1.02 1.20 7.80 18.75 113 - - - -
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1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 387
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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10/7/1998 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1093, 1093/Lot# 1293 $1,242.00
1/3/2005 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1983, 1983/Lot# 1185 $11.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 358 $6.90
8/20/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66084, 66084/Lot# 23252 $10.00
8/26/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2413, 2413/Lot# 1155 $291.20
9/5/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2418, 2418/Lot# 1190 $41.00
9/30/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/30/2012, 42/Lot# 21871 $44.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 D 5C MS
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1955 D 5C MS Prooflike
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1955 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 336
Owner: Gary Lachapelle
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 336
Owner: GILMORE
 
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