Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,445,000
Catalog: KM-192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1941 S 5C MS obverse 1941 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though plentiful in Mint State, 1941 S nickels were so poorly made that finding a truly satisfying example will be very difficult. Most have dull luster and soft or blurry details. The dies were run far too long, and when erosion lines formed these were simply polished away, taking the shallow design features with them. Gems of any die state are scarce, and those having either 5FS or 6FS are quite rare.

The Philadelphia Mint created a new S mintmark punch that was phased in during 1941 for all denomination other than the half dollar, which first appeared with the new, Large S punch in 1942. 1941 S nickels having the Large S are scarce in Mint State and will bring a good premium. The Small S variety having its mintmark inverted may be hard to discern on worn coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1941 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.30 0.60 1.50 1.70 1.90 2.10 3.45 4.60 6.35 12.00 25.00 40.00 300 - - -
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1941 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 60.00 375 5500 - - -
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1941 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 800 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 344
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/30/2003 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24011, 24011/Lot# 11198 $632.50
3/1/2006 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 376 $8,912.50
5/13/2007 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2366, 2366/Lot# 1221 $58.00
11/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67113, 67113/Lot# 23209 $126.50
7/13/2009 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 392, 398/Lot# 233 $64.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178278 $93.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333666669122024102119820120613931707
33333346666710152150108353949126814980
00000046666710152150108353949126800
000000566668111723761135861077133100
1941 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333366661216202450111179874127133
3333334666813172133701344111006127130
0000004666813172133701344111006127100
00000056661015192341911566421139127100
1941 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336669121620371832372683984443148766473
3333334667101317268620124715074133457954080
0000004667101317268620124715074133457900
00000056681115193113421925827454282472800
1941 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336666624284520127215054141469451586820
333333466661225349722568323844325484957120
000000466661225349722568323844325484900
00000056666182739149248109432624510500300
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 3984
Owner: Weidel Cameo Coins
 
Grade: MS 66 6FS
Points: 1505
Owner: rockhobby
 
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