Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver, San Francisco
Mintage: 156,208,283
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 5C MS obverse 1966 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The initials of designer Felix Schlag were added to the obverse below Jefferson's bust beginning with this year's nickels. This change was made to the existing master hub by carving out space for them in Jefferson's coat.

The entire mintage of 1966 nickels was produced during the final five months of that year, as the earlier months had been devoted to back-dated 1964 and 1965 coins. Though this issue carries no mintmark, all 1966 nickels were coined at Denver (103,546,700) and San Francisco (52,661,583).

Gems of this issue are not especially rare, and satisfactory coins may be found. Precious few, however, will display 5FS, while 6FS coins are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

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1966 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 0.22 0.24 0.29 0.36 1.80 15.00 125 1060 - - -
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1966 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/14/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1896, 1896/Lot# 1139 $143.00
6/1/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 4839 $276.00
6/11/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1166 $504.00
8/27/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 172, 178/Lot# 154 $97.75
5/11/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2527, 2527/Lot# 2667 $14.00
12/12/2011 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 1733 $24.00
2/2/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 158549 $20.00
3/9/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 152796 $880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 5C MS
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1966 5C MS Prooflike
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1966 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1966 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 76
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 76
Owner: HuD
 
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