Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,149,291
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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1959 5C PF obverse 1959 5C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The drop in proof set sales for 1958 revived speculation in modern sets 1936 to date. Sales rose in 1959, falling just short of the 1957 record number. Gems of this date are common, though nearly all are fully brilliant, as the Mint made no effort to preserve the frosted legends and devices that wore away quickly from the dies. Enough Cameo proofs have been certified to be collectable, but Ultra Cameo proofs are rare and command large premiums.

A fairly nice doubled-die reverse variety is known for proof 1959 nickels, but this is rare enough that it has not caught on with general collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1959 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 0.42 0.60 1.80 3.60 7.48 10.20 13.75 23.75 28.75 57.50 260
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 -
1959 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.60 11.50 19.20 27.50 40.00 110 425 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 31.00 45.00 -
1959 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 325 630 2060 6440 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 360 690 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2408
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/1/2004 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #18, 22/Lot# 107 $13.80
8/27/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66091, 66091/Lot# 24256 $11.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1242 $1,178.75
5/7/2008 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2526, 2526/Lot# 1207 $89.60
12/18/2011 NGC PF 68   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/18/2011, 149/Lot# 19948 $63.30
7/15/2012 PCGS PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62681 $11.00
3/25/2013 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3423, 3423/Lot# 1298 $110.00
12/5/2013 NGC PF 69   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7419 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36669991216202428324145596781981193721073
4667991013172125293542496171861052036050
00000010131721252935424961718610520300
00000011141822263038435464769211228700
1959 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669912121216202428374554637611516739511382578
66791012121317212531394857678913224364216180
000000121317212531394857678913224364200
0000001214182226344251607110214931989000
1959 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212162024323741505972858651309250152425746
6791012121317212633384453637634510131706341454100
0000001317212633384453637634510131706341400
0000001418222935394756678060511612103432800
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Grade: PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 1309
Owner: Lowry
 
Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 1138
Owner: Allen
 
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