Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 100,396,004
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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1968 S 5C MS obverse 1968 S 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint actually out-produced Denver in nickels this year, an unusual situation indeed. This issue was widely hoarded, due to the novelty of both an obverse mintmark and the return of the letter 'S' to coinage. Gems are thus common, yet coins having either 5FS or 6FS remain quite rare.

Doubled-dies seem to have been confined to San Francisco's proof nickels, while the currency strikes do feature at least one worthwhile RPM variety that has not been well publicized.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1968 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.25 0.30 0.60 3.00 10.00 35.00 350 - - -
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1968 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 450 700 4650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1968 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 303
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
4/23/2001 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1429, 1429/Lot# 1190 $17.75
4/26/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 5299 $747.50
12/25/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2304, 2304/Lot# 1189 $73.00
6/11/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 870 $9.20
12/22/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2630, 2630/Lot# 1238 $17.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 99300 $13.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 62   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20149 $173.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1968 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333333374590899411421712
3333333333333331440333937104313320
0000003333333331440333937104300
0000003333333332642620965109300
1968 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333666912284510246674590811521494
3333333346671017346422355979998912660
0000003346671017346422355979998900
00000033566811233983345652854107100
1968 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336650123139315101635176719942840
33333333333462174546143215521679184322760
00000033333462174546143215521679184300
00000033333563599970147115931723191800
1968 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336121611527265312392525640069829046
333333333348134916739984816683817659476700
000000333348134916739984816683817659400
00000033335101582220526104420965108678800
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1510
Owner: chunk-it
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 908
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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