Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 45,292,200
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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1946 D 5C MS obverse 1946 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the three U. S. Mints active at the time, Denver consistently produced the best looking coins, and this continued through most of the 1950s. As a result, the percentages of 5FS or 6FS nickels are proportionally higher than for Philadelphia and San Francisco coins. The 1946 D nickel is readily available in higher grades, though it becomes somewhat scarce at the MS 67 level.

The standout variety for this issue is a repunched mintmark variety in which the first impression was made with the D upside down. This variety is both quite popular and genuinely rare in Mint State. A few additional RPMs are noted for 1946 D, but these attract little attention.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1946 D 5C MS
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Base $ 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.13 0.24 0.24 0.42 0.44 0.48 0.58 0.72 0.78 1.15 3.45 9.60 16.25 27.50 156 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 31.00 175 -
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.00 37.50 63.75 880 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 42.00 71.00 970 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 726
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/12/2001 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1416, 1416/Lot# 1113 $76.30
6/28/2004 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1902, 1902/Lot# 1115 $23.00
12/5/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #65, 70/Lot# 236 $10.35
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 92 $161.00
2/4/2007 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67022, 67022/Lot# 23131 $14.00
7/22/2007 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67075, 67075/Lot# 23131 $51.00
3/24/2013 NGC MS 66   Six Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 59459 $55.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 5C MS
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1946 D 5C MS Prooflike
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1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 123
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 123
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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