Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,261,583
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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1966 SMS 5C MS obverse 1966 SMS 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of coins dated 1966 did not begin until August 1 of that year, as the earlier months were occupied in striking back-dated 1964 and 1965 issues to combat the coin shortage. The Special Mint Set issues for collectors were struck at San Francisco, and the 1966 editions are more uniformly brilliant than those dated 1965.

Gems are plentiful, though the frequent lack of full striking on the highest points left areas of rough and nicked planchet marks. Thus, the percentage of top-graded pieces is lower than for true proofs. Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins are available but are likewise less common than for proofs of the early 1960s.

The addition of Felix Schlag's initials below Jefferson's bust starting in 1966 provides some additional appeal to this date, especially for type collectors.

NGC did not certify 5FS or 6FS on SMS coins for many years, so the certified population data may not be representative of actual rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1966 SMS 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.22 0.24 0.29 1.20 4.80 11.25 20.00 27.50 138 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 31.00 -
1966 SMS 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 58.00 135 3850 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 70.00 250 -
1966 SMS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 900 2300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 500 1200 2750 -
1966 SMS 5C PF Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 325 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1904
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/20/2007 PCGS MS 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67054, 67054/Lot# 24195 $27.00
6/27/2007 NGC MS 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2387, 2387/Lot# 1165 $44.00
11/19/2007 NGC MS 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 196, 202/Lot# 148 $31.00
2/12/2012 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 35983 $16.00
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131312/Lot# 26569 $16.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1683 $1,645.00
8/18/2013 NGC MS 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 93931 $110.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366699912162024283237455467811154716351138
4667991013172125293339485871922335258020
00000010131721252933394858719223352500
000000111418222630354251627610335258000
1966 SMS 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666991212121620242837415463155230463338637525076
66791012121317212531384557931803071437350841930
000000121317212531384557931803071437350800
0000001214182226343949601242053852411363000
1966 SMS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121216202428324150597299016092643344738179234
679101212131721252935445363378119619532911357056220
000000131721252935445363378119619532911357000
000000141822263038475667684140222983179369300
1966 SMS 5C PF Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366699912162024283237455467811154716351138
4667991013172125293339485871922335258020
00000010131721252933394858719223352500
000000111418222630354251627610335258000
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Grade: MS 68 CA
Points: 3508
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 3386
Owner: Allen
 
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