Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,216,000
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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1956 5C MS obverse 1956 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like an island of civility in a sea of chaos, the 1956 Philadelphia Mint nickel tends to be quite well struck and lustrous for a coin from the 1950s. This quality does not extend to six full steps, which is very rare for all issues prior to 1971.

There are several doubled-die reverse varieties for this issue, the most desirable of which are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1956 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.18 0.20 0.24 2.40 7.80 22.50 45.00 350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 50.00 390 -
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36.00 57.50 250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 40.00 64.00 280 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 588
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/11/2006 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1155 $672.00
10/29/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66111, 66111/Lot# 23382 $13.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 330 $16.10
7/31/2011 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/31/2011, 129/Lot# 10698 $110.00
9/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3349, 3349/Lot# 1032 $4.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131308/Lot# 28736 $47.00
9/15/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 82332 $9.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8891 $455.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 5C MS
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1956 5C MS Prooflike
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1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 237
Owner: CJK
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 81
Owner: GILMORE
 
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