Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,560,000
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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1946 S 5C MS obverse 1946 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue that was widely hoarded by the roll when new, and Mint State survivors are quite plentiful. Most are not fully struck at their centers, though coins having nice luster and fairly clean surfaces may be found. Typical of several San Francisco Mint coins of the mid-late 1940s, there are a handful of prooflike 1946 S nickel and far more that are partially prooflike. These were coined with dies that had been resurfaced to remove erosion lines and/or clash marks, thus extending their lifespans.

Two doubled-die obverse varieties are known for this issue, FS-101 having some of the boldest doubling seen for the Jefferson series. A few RPMs are also known, these including both styles of S mintmark used this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1946 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.09 0.10 0.18 0.24 0.36 0.42 0.47 0.50 0.60 0.78 1.15 3.45 9.00 18.00 48.00 125 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 - -
1946 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 675 8500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1750 - -
1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 751
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/4/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66062, 66062/Lot# 24363 $27.00
6/25/2006 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 1290 $123.20
5/1/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27052, 27052/Lot# 11115 $21.00
6/12/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27063, 27063/Lot# 11076 $16.00
12/3/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 200, 206/Lot# 202 $17.25
8/19/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 53756 $34.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333391272854377058201271
333333333333351032762025267439700
0000003333333510327620252674300
0000003333333711528132061678200
1946 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333391281944717528741345
3333333333333510358522056579310310
0000003333333510358522056579300
0000003333333711589034565883300
1946 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2432374554678194111131155179209241278320366409456507597958
273440485872851001181391631892202532923353804254735377170
0000008510011813916318922025329233538042547353700
0000009010512414717119923026630635139544049056700
1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333336592371206344738175158
333333333333334241185601953357042640
000000333333334241185601953357000
000000333333335411788832700369400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 437
Owner: cornercoins
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 437
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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