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: 10/7/2014

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1946 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.42 0.45 0.48 0.58 0.78 1.15 3.45 12.00 19.00 30.00 225 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 35.00 85.00 3700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 875 - -
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 833
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/24/2001 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1485, 1485/Lot# 1170 $87.20
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22075, 22075/Lot# 19131 $58.65
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 92 $161.00
4/30/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 367, 373/Lot# 5297 $16.00
9/22/2010 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3553 $431.25
6/23/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 59362 $104.50
5/25/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22155 $109.28


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333391276896747438611330
3333333333333510338028469778210170
0000003333333510338028469778200
0000003333333711558547972082200
1946 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333391285987217939161406
3333333333333510368930674583410790
0000003333333510368930674583400
0000003333333711619451376987500
1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991212162024283741506372851021231431633324354639255293
91012131721253138445466769110913015012173398367243810
000000253138445466769110913015012173398367200
000000273440475969819611613615622703472379900
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333389406423439458519584657735820900985155817652540
3333331323954124284454785416086837638479281176162720230
0000001323954124284454785416086837638479281176162700
0000002604004174344524995626337097928739571367169600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 674
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 674
Owner: Clay
 
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