Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 15,294,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Silver-Manganese
Fineness: 0.3500
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1943 D 5C MS obverse 1943 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Why the mintage of 1943 D nickels was relatively low is a mystery, but most likely the Denver Mint was directed to focus on other denominations that year. In any case, this issue is plentiful across all but the highest grades. Like most Denver Mint coins of the war years, it is of superior workmanship when compared to those of the other mints. Gems having either 5FS or 6FS are likewise plentiful.

There are over a dozen repunched mintmark varieties, all of them minor, as well as minor doubled-die varieties for both sides. None of these varieties carry noticeable premiums.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1943 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.75 4.00 4.50 6.75 14.00 19.00 35.00 85.00 3000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 - -
1943 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 55.00 85.00 375 17500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1943 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 40.00 55.00 220 4000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 2100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9067
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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5/20/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0842, 842/Lot# 1203 $29.75
8/26/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0870, 870/Lot# 1203 $26.75
8/13/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0971, 971/Lot# 1198 $20.75
12/26/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 187 $19.55
8/20/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66084, 66084/Lot# 23171 $11.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20149 $690.90
10/12/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 101485 $24.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620286385155345314934963871
34679991012121316172340701082181280326536210
00000091012121316172340701082181280326500
00000091112121516192551781322822214338000
1943 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616163745546389163220663344738174217
6791012121213161623404857721141823681591357039500
0000001213161623404857721141823681591357000
0000001215161630425160801382015152519369400
1943 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912121616161620202045546372102220320949647370617688
910121316161617202028485766821412535302790666972700
0000001617202028485766821412535302790666900
0000001619202037516069921812877394632686500
1943 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245476143320300933453707
3334666799101213193461982021216312134660
0000006799101213193461982021216312100
00000068991112152144691212612113323300
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 3009
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 2790
Owner: HuD
 
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