Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 7,776,000
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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1951 S 5C MS obverse 1951 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The modest mintage for the 1951 S nickel attracted widespread hoarding, and Mint State pieces of so-so quality are plentiful. Sharply struck gems are very elusive, though coins having pleasing luster with soft strikes are easy to find. In the late 1940s and early 1950s the San Francisco Mint frequently repolished worn dies to remove erosion lines and extend their usage. This accounts for both the shallow lettering and occasional prooflike pieces found from this mint.

Several repunched mintmark varieties may be found, all of them quite minor.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1951 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.45 0.70 0.90 1.05 1.15 1.40 2.40 3.50 5.75 14.00 25.00 50.00 450 - - -
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1951 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 250 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 3750 - -
1951 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 456
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/24/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66101, 66101/Lot# 24205 $15.00
11/8/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2284, 2284/Lot# 2074 $68.00
5/29/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27061, 27061/Lot# 11106 $20.00
10/4/2007 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 183, 189/Lot# 5366 $218.50
1/19/2011 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2999, 2999/Lot# 1264 $632.50
1/29/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 21867 $14.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366920241021191066116313301964
33333333334671321501084351098121915410
00000033334671321501084351098121900
00000033335681623761137501131127400
1951 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366924281151311131123314062066
33333333334671425571204641165129116260
00000033334671425571204641165129100
00000033335681927861267981199134800
1951 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333398453512577648725798575219724643447
33333333331354164735346016747497981116228627920
00000033331354164735346016747497981116228600
00000033332664354925556246997747981656237500
1951 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333663183820275430684217
333333333333334251033951465285934510
000000333333334251033951465285900
000000333333335441436082109296300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1098
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: cornercoins
 
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