Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 160,738,240
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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1959 D 5C MS obverse 1959 D 5C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

From the late 1930s through the mid 1950s the Denver Mint had produced the most consistently well made coins, but increasing numbers in the late 1950s brought this serendipitous situation to a rapid decline. Attractive 1959 D nickels may be found with very careful searching, but all Denver Mint nickels of the 1960s are of noticeably lesser quality. The very low population of 5FS nickels for 1959 D is quite telling.

Just a few, very minor RPMs are known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1959 D 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.18 0.21 0.25 0.75 3.50 22.00 75.00 - - - -
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1959 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 350 1500 - - - -
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1959 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 442
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/23/2005 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2005, 2005/Lot# 1196 $396.00
11/28/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #64, 69/Lot# 231 $12.65
4/19/2009 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2681, 2681/Lot# 1479 $103.50
10/18/2012 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 8097 $258.50
4/13/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186336 $11.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203284 $22.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 203286 $50.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 D 5C MS
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1959 D 5C MS Prooflike
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1959 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1959 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 437
Owner: DRB59
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 437
Owner: HuD
 
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