Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,384,000
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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1954 S 5C MS obverse 1954 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the final issue of nickels from the San Francisco Mint before that facility's ten-year suspension in coining, 1954 S rolls were widely hoarded. Mint State pieces are thus very common, and many have been certified as gems on the basis of luster and surfaces alone. This issue, however, is extremely rare with a full strike. In fact, it is widely regarded as the most troublesome coin in the Jefferson series for those seeking either 5FS or 6FS.

Of the several S/S varieties, only one is sufficiently appealing to be sought by general collectors. Of far greater interest, however, is the overmintmark S/D. Due to the general hoarding of 1954 S nickels, enough Mint State examples have survived for the advanced collectors, and worn examples are still turning up in collections assembled from circulation years ago.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1954 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.23 0.30 0.45 0.60 1.80 2.30 3.00 18.00 33.00 170 450 - - -
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1954 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2300 - - - - - -
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1954 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 880
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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11/3/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 297, 303/Lot# 388 $36.00
11/29/2010 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2968, 2968/Lot# 1200 $14.00
3/17/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7641 $172.50
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23073 $211.50
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30325 $158.63
2/16/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131408/Lot# 24081 $22.00
2/23/2014 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131409/Lot# 26610 $36.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 203235 $14.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366991351551066116313301964
333333333334679511424591098121915410
000000333334679511424591098121900
000000333335689931487621131127400
1954 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333669851794151131123314062066
33333333333467341162586541165129116260
00000033333467341162586541165129100
00000033333568601483368921199134800
1954 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333313333332910682074319588
333333333332333339724213702481500
000000333332333339724213702400
0000003333323333319415517722700
1954 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333369102220674120636398686941511970
333333333334740141371851201753218929102670
00000033333474014137185120175321892900
000000333335871181523102928287004917200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: jampat
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: lehigh96
 
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