Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 238,832,004
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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1970 S 5C MS obverse 1970 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After a drought of attractive nickels throughout the 1960s, the 1970 S entry is among the more pleasing coins in overall quality. Widely hoarded, as were all S-Mint nickels, gems are plentiful. For reasons unknown this issue is also somewhat available with 5FS, and even 6FS examples are possible for the more advanced specialist.

Several repunched mintmark varieties may be found, none of them particularly interesting.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1970 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 1.20 3.85 10.00 70.00 - - - -
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1970 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 115 525 1300 - - - -
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1970 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 650 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/28/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2845, 2845/Lot# 1450 $14.00
6/5/2011 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/05/2011, 119/Lot# 9943 $6.00
8/26/2012 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131236/Lot# 28819 $69.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7610 $426.53
1/26/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 134670 $10.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20149 $276.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1970 S 5C MS
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1970 S 5C MS Prooflike
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00000033566811233983345652854107100
1970 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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0000001111233199122248110422667336500
1970 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base11111111133612121232885029901928469411
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0000001123510128623343082716153772469400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 336
Owner: J.D.A.
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 63
Owner: davidk
 
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