Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,261,583
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 SMS 5C MS obverse 1966 SMS 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Production of coins dated 1966 did not begin until August 1 of that year, as the earlier months were occupied in striking back-dated 1964 and 1965 issues to combat the coin shortage. The Special Mint Set issues for collectors were struck at San Francisco, and the 1966 editions are more uniformly brilliant than those dated 1965.

Gems are plentiful, though the frequent lack of full striking on the highest points left areas of rough and nicked planchet marks. Thus, the percentage of top-graded pieces is lower than for true proofs. Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins are available but are likewise less common than for proofs of the early 1960s.

The addition of Felix Schlag's initials below Jefferson's bust starting in 1966 provides some additional appeal to this date, especially for type collectors.

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1966 SMS 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.30 0.65 1.75 5.00 15.00 28.00 40.00 150 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1966 SMS 5C MS Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 65.00 125 3250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1966 SMS 5C MS Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 750 1500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 500 850 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2214
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 MS 67  Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7383


Auction Prices Realized

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8/22/2006 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26085, 26085/Lot# 11268 $19.00
9/11/2006 NGC MS 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 104, 109/Lot# 331 $34.50
7/7/2010 PCGS MS 67   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2885, 2885/Lot# 1183 $92.00
7/15/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62680 $8.00
6/30/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 123847 $15.00
1/18/2015 NGC MS 65   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3517, 6086/Lot# 21054 $99.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 SMS 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366699912162024283237455467811154716351138
4667991013172125293339485871922335258020
00000010131721252933394858719223352500
000000111418222630354251627610335258000
1966 SMS 5C MS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666991212121620242837415463155230463338637525076
66791012121317212531384557931803071437350841930
000000121317212531384557931803071437350800
0000001214182226343949601242053852411363000
1966 SMS 5C MS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121216202428324150597299016092643344738179234
679101212131721252935445363378119619532911357056220
000000131721252935445363378119619532911357000
000000141822263038475667684140222983179369300
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Grade: MS 68 CA
Points: 3508
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
Grade: MS 68 CAMEO
Points: 3386
Owner: Allen
 
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