Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 104,060,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1943 S 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another common issue, as all of the wartime nickels were hoarded by the roll. 1943 S nickels are noticeably superior in overall quality to S-Mint nickels of the previous several years. Full strikes may be found with a bit of shopping, and full-step coins are likewise available to the advanced collector.

The small number of prooflike nickels for this date and other San Francisco nickels of the 1940s resulted from that mint's practice of using dies until they were quite worn and then buffing out the flowlines with abrasive polishing. This left the fields brilliant but hairlined, and even the devices are sometimes brilliant.

Several doubled-die and repunched mintmark varieties are noted for 1943 S, none of them particularly exciting. Interested persons should consult two books for more information: The Best of the Jefferson Nickel Doubled Die Varieties by John Wexler and Brian Ribar, and The Jefferson Nickel RPM Book by James Wiles.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2020

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1943 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.65 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.05 4.50 7.00 15.00 20.00 40.00 90.00 1000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 700 -
1943 S 5C MS 6FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 150 475 - - -
1943 S 5C MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 75.00 - - - -
1943 S 5C MS 5FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 30.00 80.00 350 2500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 200 1750 -
1943 S 5C MS 5PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 115 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7299
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, 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: 7/7/2020 1943 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-32511-164-181471631367820436--6476
---------------1822193--53
-----------------314---17
------------------5---5
Total1-32511-164-181472639370320819--6551
 0%-0%0%0%0%0%-0%0%0%-0%0%0%1%10%57%32%0%-- 
1943 S 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------32110121---146
-----------------------
------------------1---1
-----------------------
Total---------------32110122---147
 ---------------2%14%69%15%--- 
1943 S 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------12----3
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------------12----3
 ----------------33%67%---- 
1943 S 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------49229332953--672
----------------221---5
-----------------24---6
-----------------------
Total--------------492313361003--683
 --------------1%1%34%49%15%0%-- 
1943 S 5C MS 5PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2----2
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-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------------2----2
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 S 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336699991212121616202867102288463179920292281
3467999101212131617234179164346908187621130
0000009101212131617234179164346908187600
00000091112121516192554902264051354195200
1943 S 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162020283781123304908275430093345
679101212121316161720233152951835051523283931210
000000121316161720233152951835051523283900
0000001215161619202534661092447072139292400
1943 S 5C MS 5PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121212161616202028591021554091928298533193679
6791012121213161617202338731202409152280309634390
0000001213161617202338731202409152280309600
00000012151616192025498813732414222633320800
1943 S 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99121216161616202020282837591231635021103312434693843
910121316161617202023283144801362767021777323935940
0000001617202023283144801362767021777323900
00000016192020252834521021503899032450335400
1943 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245981163336170719282171
3334666799101213193666108221793178120090
0000006799101213193666108221793178100
00000068991112152147741362781250185400
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 1523
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1103
Owner: Weidel Legacy Collection
 
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