Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,360,000
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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1965 SMS 5C MS obverse 1965 SMS 5C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The suspension of proof sets and regular Uncirculated sets during 1965-67 left collectors frustrated, and the U. S. Mint devised an alternative that combined the two. Polished dies were combined with regular planchets and presses to produce this hybrid product labeled a Special Mint Set. These were produced at the San Francisco Assay Office, and all the 1965-dated sets were actually struck during the early months of 1966.

Like the proofs of 1950, the 1965 SMS nickels are known with either satiny or fully prooflike fields. Both versions are fairly common in gem condition, though they rarely attain the very high grades of the 1964 proofs. Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins are also more rare than for true proofs of the years immediately preceding.

NGC did not certify 5FS or 6FS on SMS coins for many years, so the certified population data may not be representative of actual rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1965 SMS 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.25 0.30 0.65 1.75 5.00 14.00 18.00 45.00 500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1965 SMS 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 33.00 65.00 190 2350 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 -
1965 SMS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 225 665 800 6650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1965 SMS 5C PF Six Full Steps
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1996
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/2/2003 NGC MS 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23122, 23122/Lot# 11186 $63.25
12/22/2003 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1822, 1822/Lot# 1190 $176.00
8/1/2007 PCGS MS 66   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2402, 2402/Lot# 1174 $44.00
1/14/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 212, 218/Lot# 231 $14.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1969 $1,063.75
3/4/2012 PCGS MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 35982 $20.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30328 $49.35
2/9/2014 NGC MS 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169249 $9.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3666999121216202428374554767613923717072754
46679910121317212531394861769717172720560
00000010121317212531394861769717172700
0000001112141822263442516876118204121700
1965 SMS 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669999121620242832415067143288847328136394935
667999101317212529354455921914741658340040710
000000101317212529354455921914741658340000
0000001114182226303847611172396602469351900
1965 SMS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66699121216202428324145595861363192848885184568410226
667910121317212529354249234845155129144986535071980
0000001317212529354249234845155129144986535000
00000014182226303843544101104173939015085551700
1965 SMS 5C PF Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699912121216162024283241505967811672583951799
79910121213161721252935445361711091973038630
000000131617212529354453617110919730300
000000141618222630384756647613822734900
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Grade: MS 66 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 1928
Owner: The Wells Collection
 
Grade: MS 67 CAMEO
Points: 847
Owner: Clay
 
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