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: 5/17/2019

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1943 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50 7.00 15.00 20.00 25.50 90.00 2300 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 155 -
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 $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 30.50 55.00 230 4600 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 1200 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9812
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, 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: 10/8/2019 1943 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-121---1--2--21292601303927405--6498
---------------251651---74
-----------------71---8
-----------------------
Total-121---1--2--21294606306227925--6580
 -0 %0 %0 %---0 %--0 %--0 %0 %1 %9 %47 %42 %0 %-- 
1943 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11181577433484--1272
---------------11651--14
-----------------26---8
-----------------------
Total-------------11191587513595--1294
 -------------0 %0 %1 %12 %58 %28 %0 %-- 
1943 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------166856310963053--2042
-----------------361--10
-----------------109---19
------------------1---1
Total-------------166856311093214--2072
 -------------0 %0 %3 %27 %54 %15 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/1999 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1179, 1179/Lot# 1128 $35.97
1/17/2001 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1397, 1397/Lot# 1113 $32.75
11/6/2007 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27112, 27112/Lot# 13218 $31.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 67   Six Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 306, 312/Lot# 5321 $89.70
7/22/2012 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 61829 $35.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 177156 $17.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20149 $690.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620286789155366277034963871
34679991012121316172341741112251167301236210
00000091012121316172341741112251167301200
00000091112121516192554821332961969325400
1943 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616163745546381127220684367538854217
679101212121316162340485769961583751681374539960
000000121316162340485769961583751681374500
0000001215161630425160751121895292678381500
1943 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912121616161620202045546372102220320949647370617688
910121316161617202028485766821412535302790666972700
0000001617202028485766821412535302790666900
0000001619202037516069921812877394632686500
1943 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245981106336264333453707
3334666799101213193666891831105287734660
0000006799101213193666891831105287700
0000006899111215214774982591874311100
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Grade: MS 68 6FS
Points: 6473
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 2790
Owner: HuD
 
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