Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73,640,100
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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1961 5C MS obverse 1961 5C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

As in 1960, the best thing that may be said for the Philadelphia Mint nickels of this year is that they're not as bad as the 1961 D nickels. Most are reasonably well struck, but poor quality planchets and worn, furrowed dies had a negative impact on luster and surfaces. Full step coins are quite rare.

Numerous doubled-die varieties are known for the proofs of this date, but currency pieces have just a very few and quite minor ones.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1961 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 0.72 3.00 7.50 50.00 375 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 56.00 410 -
1961 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 630 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 324
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/5/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1158 $59.95
7/16/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2232, 2232/Lot# 1443 $29.00
5/9/2007 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 1710 $2,300.00
3/23/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68035, 68035/Lot# 65148 $42.00
6/21/2010 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2875, 2875/Lot# 1237 $41.00
12/15/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 149447 $10.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C MS
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1961 5C MS Prooflike
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1961 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1961 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 131
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 131
Owner: lehigh96
 
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