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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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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 3.75 4.00 4.75 6.75 12.50 24.00 33.00 75.00 3250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 47.00 900 -
1943 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 165 1350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1943 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 45.00 105 1025 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 225 2350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5795
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1725 $546.00
7/25/2005 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #47, 52/Lot# 144 $37.95
8/21/2006 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2248, 2248/Lot# 1144 $14.00
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27469 $126.50
6/29/2014 NGC MS 66   Six Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 177316 $675.00
11/9/2015 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24847 $88.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 5C MS P Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336699991212121616202859106147311327036284013
34679991012121316172338751202021297338937560
00000091012121316172338751202021297338900
00000091112121516192549901332562284350900
1943 5C MS P Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121212161616202024371021833811730342037904187
6791012121213161617202128591292498312293354339220
0000001213161617202128591292498312293354300
00000012151616192023338015631512802857366700
1943 5C MS P Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99121216161616202020242428451232015392009357539574366
9101213161616172020212425347114931410292531370240930
00000016172020212425347114931410292531370200
00000016192020232427399717542615193053383000
1943 5C MS P
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245098135288312634723845
33346667991012131933661101861234324135960
00000067991012131933661101861234324100
00000068991112152141821232372180335700
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 1921
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 1730
Owner: GILMORE
 
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