Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 119,150,000
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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1944 P 5C MS obverse 1944 P 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This large mintage issue is highly variable in quality. Many 1944 P nickels show clashed or worn dies, some of them having irregular luster from these flaws or from attempts to extend their life through vigorous and clumsy polishing. Gems are nevertheless plentiful if one is not too picky about detail and die state. Coins having either 5FS or 6FS are a bit elusive as compared to D-Mint nickels.

More than two dozen repunched mintmark varieties are known for 1944 P, none of them particularly exciting.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2020

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1944 P 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 5.00 5.50 6.00 10.00 20.00 30.00 40.00 90.00 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 12.50 22.50 35.00 60.00 700 -
1944 P 5C MS 6FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 500 - - - -
1944 P 5C MS 5FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 55.00 115 750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 45.00 90.00 350 4500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4738
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 6/15/2021 1944 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--522----113--8162746092639820---4389
----------------54121---67
----------------1105---16
-----------------1----1
Total--522----113--8162746152691846---4473
 --0%0%0%----0%0%--0%0%6%14%60%19%--- 
1944 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------27211---31
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------------27221---32
 ---------------6%22%69%3%--- 
1944 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------11121156291--318
------------------1---1
-----------------56---11
-----------------------
Total---------------11121161361--330
 ---------------3%37%49%11%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1944 P 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366999912121220282832123143183395731851983
346799910121215232829621301562545077718951032
0000009101212152328296213015625450777100
0000009111212172528319313617032461981100
1944 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162037371021432204371531375841534578
67910121212131616172637591161692928022273389042954807
00000012131616172637591161692928022273389000
000000121516161931378012919436511663016402100
1944 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912121616161620202028595920130452711381617392443334768
910121316161617202023385910623537873112982386406044785006
0000001617202023385910623537873112982386406000
0000001619202025495915427045393414573155419700
1944 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333666699912202024102123163366684798925
33346667991015202150109136231472722840971
0000006799101520215010913623147272200
0000006899111720237611615029857876000
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2273
Owner: Bennie conner
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2273
Owner: Wxman Slaw
 
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Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.