Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 74,464,100
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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1955 D 5C MS obverse 1955 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1955 D nickel is generally superior to its Philadelphia Mint cousin, but that's about the only nice thing that can be said. Many were coined from worn dies, though they typically have better luster and more pleasing planchets than 1955(P) nickels. Coins with 5FS are very scarce, and 6FS examples are exceedingly rare.

From the 1950s through 1970 the quality of all Jefferson Nickels was compromised by a combination of erosion of the master hubs and the U. S. Mint's ever-growing emphasis on quantity over quality in circulating coinage.

Several D/D varieties are known, but these pale in interest to the D/S overmintmarks. The latter are addressed in the following entry.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1955 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.08 0.10 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.21 0.67 1.05 1.25 9.00 25.00 190 - - - -
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1955 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 402
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/16/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1087, 1087/Lot# 1266 $11.75
12/20/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1977, 1977/Lot# 1287 $132.00
11/7/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #61, 66/Lot# 309 $12.65
12/24/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66125, 66125/Lot# 23191 $10.00
8/5/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2403, 2403/Lot# 1366 $291.20
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/06/2012, 21/Lot# 49302 $10.00
9/14/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216018 $3.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20276 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333334150597285102119135155194351
33333333331644536376911081241421682460
000000333316445363769110812414216800
000000333328475668819611313014818100
1955 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333345546781941151311475637251138
333333333317485872851011201362866178630
0000003333174858728510112013628661700
0000003333315163769010812614242467100
1955 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333313931510331393493554177138
33333333333334661432151034662574509659910
00000033333334661432151034662574509600
00000033333339301471151039303754525600
1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333369852094186531886628668628899
33333333333473412627949610643353647875410
00000033333473412627949610643353647800
00000033333586016834857514754819667000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 119
Owner: cornercoins
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 119
Owner: Gary Lachapelle
 
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