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
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Base $ 0.12 0.18 0.25 0.45 0.70 0.70 0.90 1.05 1.15 1.40 1.90 2.40 3.50 5.75 14.00 25.00 50.00 450 - - -
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1951 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 250 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 3750 - -
1951 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 451
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/18/2001 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Bullet Sale #276, 276/Lot# 380 $25.30
1/22/2007 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 473 $218.50
5/27/2007 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2372, 2372/Lot# 1308 $95.20
5/29/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27061, 27061/Lot# 11106 $20.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 21867 $14.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9688 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 S 5C MS
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1951 S 5C MS Prooflike
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1951 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1951 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 457
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 220
Owner: cornercoins
 
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