Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 20,572,000
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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1952 S 5C MS obverse 1952 S 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The typical 1952 S nickel is weakly struck at its centers and may reveal shallow lettering from overpolishing of the dies to extend their useful lives. Often seen is luster that is smooth but not especially bright. Coins having either 5FS or 6FS are rare.

The few repunched mintmark dies documented for this issue are of little interest to anyone outside of variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1952 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.08 0.09 0.11 0.15 0.18 0.30 0.38 0.45 0.50 0.90 1.75 3.50 8.00 25.00 30.00 150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 34.00 168 -
1952 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 375 6100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 11500 - -
1952 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 686
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22084, 22084/Lot# 17078 $27.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2308, 2308/Lot# 1122 $41.00
8/14/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27083, 27083/Lot# 13158 $12.00
8/21/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27084, 27084/Lot# 11140 $13.00
11/12/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 194, 200/Lot# 247 $32.20
12/21/2008 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2629, 2629/Lot# 1464 $63.25
2/23/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 173119 $20.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1952 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333312121021195025586551037
3333333333333612421082475215907820
00000033333336124210824752159000
00000033333339127211337453962300
1952 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333312121151315635977011101
3333333333333612461202755746328340
00000033333336124612027557463200
00000033333339128112641958666600
1952 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333354161168476685494910371707469451586820
333333333318256463571179588697812602703484957120
000000333318256463571179588697812602703484900
0000003333362588660739825917100814843698500300
1952 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333331628882020483238574762868200
33333333333337107465122924454074592769240
00000033333337107465122924454074592700
000000333333312197643163928414911610600
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Grade: MS 65 5FS
Points: 949
Owner: James G. Berline
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 502
Owner: HuD
 
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