Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,216,000
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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1956 5C MS obverse 1956 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like an island of civility in a sea of chaos, the 1956 Philadelphia Mint nickel tends to be quite well struck and lustrous for a coin from the 1950s. This quality does not extend to six full steps, which is very rare for all issues prior to 1971.

There are several doubled-die reverse varieties for this issue, the most desirable of which are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1956 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.21 0.25 2.40 8.00 23.00 55.00 325 - - -
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1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 55.00 450 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 670
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/26/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 330 $16.10
8/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2414, 2414/Lot# 1102 $17.00
11/5/2007 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2445, 2445/Lot# 1152 $53.00
8/5/2008 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28082, 28082/Lot# 22136 $373.75
5/29/2012 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3285, 3285/Lot# 1112 $41.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9302 $352.50
7/20/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 203712 $9.00
4/17/2015 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3530, 6099/Lot# 24038 $70.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333699410686594810911643
333333333333347379835989399612750
000000333333347379835989399600
00000033333335866102612920104300
1956 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333369102119921100711571732
33333333333334740108386950105713490
00000033333334740108386950105700
00000033333335871113654978110700
1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333163190220248278314378637
3333333333333561722002292582903354640
00000033333335617220022925829033500
000000333333311018121023926830235700
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333332622983423894455025586186827941235
3333333333892743133584084645215786397199410
00000033338927431335840846452157863971900
000000333317628632737342648353959866175700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 865
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 865
Owner: HuD
 
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