Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 271,165,000
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 P 5C MS obverse 1943 P 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was the highest mintage issue in the eleven-coin wartime nickel series, and countless rolls were saved by collectors and speculators. Thus, the 1943 P five-cent piece is extremely common in Mint State. Well struck and highly lustrous examples are also plentiful, with 5FS and 6FS coins being readily available to the advanced collector.

So many repunched mintmark varieties are known for this issue that it almost seems that every reverse die was so affected. Punching the oversize mintmarks of the wartime series was clearly an ordeal for the Philadelphia Mint's Engraving Department.

Several doubled-die obverse varieties are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. The most popular of these is also an overdate, and this variety is treated in the entry following this one.

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Last Updated: 8/6/2020

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1943 P 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 4.50 5.00 6.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 80.00 1175 - -
$ - - - - - - - 7.50 17.50 22.50 27.50 40.00 400 -
1943 P 5C MS 6FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 165 1350 - - -
1943 P 5C MS 5FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 80.00 400 3600 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 115 1150 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6538
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
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: 10/27/2020 1943 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-5161710712463048-23431109662298617397--5725
---------------1-6137--27
----------------111141--27
-----------------1----1
Total-5161710712463048-234311106633004176615--5780
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%1%-0%1%1%2%11%52%31%0%-- 
1943 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------232593201--144
------------------2---2
------------------2---2
-----------------------
Total--------------232593241--148
 --------------1%2%17%63%16%1%-- 
1943 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2119183376871--669
------------------21--3
-----------------510---15
-----------------------
Total-------------2119183381992--687
 -------------0%0%3%27%55%14%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 P 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336699991212122020246789135163336241736284013
346799910121215202138741041442211030282137560
000000910121215202138741041442211030282100
000000911121217202353821201542781723322400
1943 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121212161616202024671021633111315328137904187
6791012121213161617202138791222126461970345139220
0000001213161617202138791222126461970345100
0000001215161619202353901432629802626362000
1943 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99121216161616202020242428761232015392009357539574366
9101213161616172020212425449214931410292531370240930
00000016172020212425449214931410292531370200
000000161920202324276010717542615193053383000
1943 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333366669991616205981123143304230234723845
3334666799111617336695130197970269235960
0000006799111617336695130197970269200
000000689914161946741091362501636308200
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4024
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 2009
Owner: Liberty1776
 
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