Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73,640,100
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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1961 5C MS obverse 1961 5C MS reverse


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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

As in 1960, the best thing that may be said for the Philadelphia Mint nickels of this year is that they're not as bad as the 1961 D nickels. Most are reasonably well struck, but poor quality planchets and worn, furrowed dies had a negative impact on luster and surfaces. Full step coins are quite rare.

Numerous doubled-die varieties are known for the proofs of this date, but currency pieces have just a very few and quite minor ones.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1961 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 0.75 3.00 16.00 75.00 450 - - -
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1961 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 3000 - - - - -
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1961 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 344
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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2/12/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2159, 2159/Lot# 1179 $268.80
11/29/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 450 $2,070.00
11/13/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Final Session #453, 453/Lot# 7517 $276.00
2/8/2009 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2650, 2650/Lot# 1372 $23.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 203307 $25.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8963 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333363721066116313301964
33333333333333323664031098121915410
00000033333333323664031098121900
00000033333333343697351131127400
1961 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333372811131123314062066
33333333333333326754311165129116260
00000033333333326754311165129100
00000033333333349787811199134800
1961 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339366300932163434366240495448
333333333333351281247307832893510379145150
000000333333351281247307832893510379100
000000333333372472128314733613586392000
1961 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333451554898382124526457707570
3333333333333178226660512673171543363700
0000003333333178226660512673171543300
00000033333333111837872216954217560100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: lehigh96
 
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