Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
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/S 5C MS obverse 1955 D/S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

When the San Francisco failed to strike nickels in 1955, its unused reverse dies were overpunched with D mintmarks for use at Denver. About a dozen such dies are known, and the resulting coins are collectively certified by NGC as simply D/S. Only the sharpest and most desirable D/S die, FS-501, is so distinguished by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. The lesser D/S varieties bring smaller premiums, and collectively they are not all that rare.

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Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1955 D/S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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2/6/2006 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 73, 78/Lot# 245 $460.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7752 $207.00
8/12/2012 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3327, 3327/Lot# 1376 $60.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/02/2012, 38/Lot# 65569 $77.00
4/1/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7585 $135.13
1/11/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131503/Lot# 25875 $164.50
4/5/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131515/Lot# 23047 $111.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 D/S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333339162837598114323758612712012367940675471
33333335112031446610217435381415182568380845350
00000035112031446610217435381415182568380800
000000371424345274122206470104317653123393800
1955 D/S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111111333371232723661393493511
111111111113314651723037082573493510
000000111113314651723037082573493500
0000001111233259422233410503754493500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 586
Owner: Edward Owen
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 586
Owner: HuD
 
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