Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,028,144
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 PF obverse 1961 5C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Proof set sales for 1961 nearly doubled over the previous year, much of this speculative interest being attributable to the Small Date proof cents of 1960. The coin market in general was in overdrive for the next several years, before crashing at the end of 1964.

This date is readily available in all grades through PF 68, though only a small percentage will display contrasting fields and devices. Cameo proofs are common enough to be collectable at premium prices, but Ultra Cameos are for the most determined collectors.

The dramatic rise in proof mintages came with a commensurate increase in doubled-die varieties, but the only one significant to gain general interest in the TDO variety FS-801.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/16/2014

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1961 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 0.30 0.45 0.60 1.20 2.00 4.50 13.50 20.00 30.00 145 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1961 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.50 16.00 19.00 30.00 65.00 225 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 -
1961 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23.00 50.00 80.00 145 475 1900 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 58.00 90.00 185 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3424
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
9/11/1996 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 0875, 875/Lot# 1251 $23.75
3/31/1999 PCGS PF 67   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 1149, 1149/Lot# 1243 $65.40
9/23/2007 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1244 $57.50
6/8/2008 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68063, 68063/Lot# 63232 $14.00
6/9/2008 NGC PF 68   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 255, 261/Lot# 215 $16.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 152294 $25.00
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 68   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 34859 $68.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3666999121216202432374554678194115278908
4667991012131721263339485871851011694880
00000010121317212633394858718510116900
00000011121418222935425162768910822300
1961 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66699121212162024283741506376891061353541393
667910121213172125313844546780941152087000
00000012131721253138445467809411520800
000000121418222634394758718410012528100
1961 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121216202428324150599417924840987521922459
679101212131721252935445370122202301564131422810
000000131721252935445370122202301564131400
000000141822263038475682150225355719175300
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Grade: PF 69 CA
Points: 354
Owner: HuD
 
Grade: PF 69
Points: 278
Owner: ILJC#70
 
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