Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 203,265,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1941 5C MS obverse 1941 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Many rolls of 1941(P) nickels were preserved by speculators, though most of these have since been broken up and the better coins certified. This issue is plentiful in Mint State, but its quality is highly variable. Nice ones may be found, but collectors will have to sift through many pieces to find one sharply struck from fresh dies. More typical is the coin above, which clearly was struck from worn dies having deep furrows in the fields.

Examples displaying five full steps are collectable, but those have six steps are rare enough that only the most determined specialists will seek them.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1941 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.14 0.30 0.50 0.60 0.75 0.90 1.20 1.45 2.50 4.00 8.00 18.00 35.00 110 2000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1941 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 50.00 130 1400 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 689
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/15/2018 1941 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--11-----12-215241031921882--522
-----------------214---16
-----------------3----3
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Total--11-----12-215241031972022--541
 --0 %0 %-----0 %0 %-0 %0 %1 %4 %19 %36 %37 %0 %-- 
1941 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------237----12
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---------------1------1
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Total---------------337----13
 ---------------23 %23 %54 %---- 
1941 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1193986181--155
------------------1---1
-----------------13---4
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Total-------------1193987221--160
 -------------1 %1 %6 %24 %54 %14 %1 %-- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 311 $13.80
1/8/2007 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Online Session #423, 423/Lot# 60947 $155.25
1/8/2007 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Online Session #423, 423/Lot# 60944 $33.00
8/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 3336, 3336/Lot# 1524 $26.00
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 130270 $46.11
11/1/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1191/Lot# 4958 $940.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5188 $129.25
12/4/2016 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131650/Lot# 23102 $89.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 5C MS Prooflike
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3333333346710131726521082511146268529990
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0000003356811151931661363381865278500
1941 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base333333333336912161022014502048414145655021
3333333333471013451352849832746428247170
0000003333471013451352849832746428200
00000033335811157316836715153443442400
1941 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base33333333333912202412336617072154431947565158
333333333351015215720481318562876446548900
000000333351015215720481318562876446500
0000003333711172390285126020053597461000
1941 5C MS
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Base33333333333339122872143395246427543068
3333333333335101743962271085256128590
0000003333335101743962271085256100
00000033333371123571193111774265700
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2746
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2048
Owner: Weidel Legacy Collection
 
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