Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 378,200
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1955 5C PF obverse 1955 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The speculative fever over modern proof sets continued its march in 1955, as the Mint experienced a more than 50% increase in sales over 1954.

New packaging was introduced midyear in the form of a pliofilm packet that held and displayed all five coins and was shipped in an envelope. This replaced the earlier packaging of single cellophane sleeves stapled together and placed inside a square box. This improved the survival rate of gems. Also more available for 1955 than earlier years are Cameo and Ultra Cameo proofs.

A very appealing tripled-die reverse variety is known for 1955 nickels, as well as a lesser doubled-die reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/16/2014

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1955 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1.00 1.35 3.00 5.00 11.50 16.00 22.00 30.00 55.00 185 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 35.00 -
1955 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 50.00 115 350 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 45.00 65.00 -
1955 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 80.00 165 325 1050 2750 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 230 400 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3980
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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5/31/2006 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2212, 2212/Lot# 1122 $123.20
7/24/2006 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 263 $13.80
2/11/2007 NGC PF 68   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1257 $690.00
4/6/2008 NGC PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68042, 68042/Lot# 62093 $50.00
6/16/2013 NGC PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 113364 $24.00
12/5/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3511, 6080/Lot# 20111 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366699912162024283237455467811392054941373
46679910131721252933394858711001613017870
000000101317212529333948587110016130100
000000111418222630354251627611918339700
1955 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66699121212162024283741547213517522333610482472
667910121213172125313845609314819126057315220
0000001213172125313845609314819126057300
00000012141822263439496611416120729881000
1955 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212162024283241505972248502875150534433813
6791012121317212529354453631303326261085215135660
0000001317212529354453631303326261085215100
0000001418222630384756671894177501295279700
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Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 1505
Owner: HuD
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 1505
Owner: Weidel Cameo Coins
 
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