Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 19,210,900
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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1953 S 5C MS obverse 1953 S 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

It seems that the San Francisco Mint discontinued its former practice of repolishing worn dies to remove heavy erosion lines. These are freely seen on many 1953 S nickels, though these same coins may have brights and superficially pleasing luster. Perhaps this accounts for a fair number of certified gems, but these coins are unlikely to satisfy the sophisticated collector who values sharpness of strike and early die state.

Several minor repunched mintmarks are known.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1953 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.08 0.09 0.12 0.18 0.27 0.30 0.42 0.55 0.72 1.10 1.35 2.75 9.00 30.00 100.00 850 - - -
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1953 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1953 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 479
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/15/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 514 $20.70
9/17/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66094, 66094/Lot# 23510 $11.00
10/2/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3357, 3357/Lot# 1072 $22.00
1/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 82352 $110.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 203226 $140.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333991231431558168619052723
333333333333359471306151601175921780
000000333333359471306151601175900
0000003333333798513610861643183200
1953 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333991351591644177720042853
333333333333359511436541688185322870
000000333333359511436541688185300
0000003333333799315111491733192800
1953 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333313333333817682074319588
3333333333323333312744818702481500
0000003333323333312744818702400
0000003333323333325465819722700
1953 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333332037201502102818864694110471191714944
333333333339269230167713142822681211337129260
00000033333926923016771314282268121133700
0000003333314311464028531600375889291162700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1558
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 143
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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