Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver, San Francisco
Mintage: 156,208,283
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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1966 5C MS obverse 1966 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The initials of designer Felix Schlag were added to the obverse below Jefferson's bust beginning with this year's nickels. This change was made to the existing master hub by carving out space for them in Jefferson's coat.

The entire mintage of 1966 nickels was produced during the final five months of that year, as the earlier months had been devoted to back-dated 1964 and 1965 coins. Though this issue carries no mintmark, all 1966 nickels were coined at Denver (103,546,700) and San Francisco (52,661,583).

Gems of this issue are not especially rare, and satisfactory coins may be found. Precious few, however, will display 5FS, while 6FS coins are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1966 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 0.25 0.30 0.36 1.80 15.00 125 1450 - - -
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1966 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1966 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 101
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/14/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1896, 1896/Lot# 1139 $143.00
1/7/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2309, 2309/Lot# 1315 $257.60
8/27/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 172, 178/Lot# 154 $97.75
2/14/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210024, 210024/Lot# 26060 $126.50
3/9/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 152796 $880.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175796 $21.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 203268 $12.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333359672087224525163513
33333333333333322627402140233528480
00000033333333322627402140233500
000000333333333406414142192242600
1966 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333666912284510246674590811521494
3333333346671017346422355979998912660
0000003346671017346422355979998900
00000033566811233983345652854107100
1966 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base33333333333612161112374639082161556360897960
333333333348134815331261113263295573867130
000000333348134815331261113263295573800
0000003333510157919538876017434429591400
1966 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333612163759237450820147731037431808210372
3333333348132344118308573103920194546764888450
0000003348132344118308573103920194546764800
00000033510153052178379697125825615988786500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 67
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 67
Owner: HuD
 
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