Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,384,000
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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1954 S 5C MS obverse 1954 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the final issue of nickels from the San Francisco Mint before that facility's ten-year suspension in coining, 1954 S rolls were widely hoarded. Mint State pieces are thus very common, and many have been certified as gems on the basis of luster and surfaces alone. This issue, however, is extremely rare with a full strike. In fact, it is widely regarded as the most troublesome coin in the Jefferson series for those seeking either 5FS or 6FS.

Of the several S/S varieties, only one is sufficiently appealing to be sought by general collectors. Of far greater interest, however, is the overmintmark S/D. Due to the general hoarding of 1954 S nickels, enough Mint State examples have survived for the advanced collectors, and worn examples are still turning up in collections assembled from circulation years ago.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/17/2013

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1954 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.10 0.22 0.30 0.42 0.60 1.15 1.80 2.30 2.88 19.20 40.00 106 275 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 119 300 -
1954 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 827
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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6/12/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2218, 2218/Lot# 1146 $32.00
9/25/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2264, 2264/Lot# 2269 $17.00
12/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26122, 26122/Lot# 13357 $10.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 1576 $64.40
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30324 $158.63
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152785 $632.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 S 5C MS
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1954 S 5C MS Prooflike
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1954 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1954 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 820
Owner: HuD
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 820
Owner: lehigh96
 
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