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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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

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1968 S 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 0.06 0.22 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 - - - -
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1968 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 291
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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4/24/2000 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1299, 1299/Lot# 1253 $81.75
6/11/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 870 $9.20
9/5/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2418, 2418/Lot# 2368 $26.00
8/17/2008 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2572, 2572/Lot# 1320 $784.00
6/2/2010 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140, 1140/Lot# 7489 $402.50
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9304 $381.88
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 62   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20148 $185.65
6/29/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203522 $20.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1968 S 5C MS
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1968 S 5C MS Prooflike
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00000033566811233983345652854107100
1968 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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0000001111256359827561313533613459100
1968 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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00000011235101482219526104320965108640000
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 745
Owner: chunk-it
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 220
Owner: GILMORE
 
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