Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 37,158,000
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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1945 D 5C MS obverse 1945 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1945 seems to have been a bad year for the U. S. Mint, as the coins from all three facilities were of lesser quality than usual for the war years. Denver typically was the leader in quality coin production, but even it saw a reduction in the quality of its nickels during 1945. While the certified population reveals plenty of gems, including a high incidence of 5FS and 6FS coins, closer inspection of the actual coins will reveal that they are not equal in luster and strike to earlier wartime nickels from Denver.

A couple of minor doubled-die varieties are found within the Wexler/Ribar book, but these are of very limited interest. James Wiles' book on Jefferson RPM varieties includes a rich assortment for 1945 D, with just a few of these being distinct enough to warrant a second look.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/13/2019

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1945 D 5C MS
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Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.85 4.00 4.75 10.00 20.00 25.00 40.00 100.00 2250 - -
1945 D 5C MS 6FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1000 - - -
1945 D 5C MS 5FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 70.00 600 13750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 80.00 950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6666
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 12/10/2019 1945 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---21-1-1-1--4660553300322604--5896
---------------1426384--73
-----------------717---24
-----------------33---6
Total---21-1-1-1--4661557303923188--5999
 ---0 %0 %-0 %-0 %-0 %--0 %0 %1 %9 %51 %39 %0 %-- 
1945 D 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1611446---167
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------------1611546---168
 ---------------1 %4 %68 %27 %--- 
1945 D 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1131523261092--603
-----------------451--10
-----------------71---8
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Total--------------1131523371153--621
 --------------0 %2 %24 %54 %19 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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4/14/1997 NGC MS 67   Six Full Steps Teletrade Auction 0936, 936/Lot# 1168 $42.51
5/14/1997 NGC MS 66   Six Full Steps Teletrade Auction 0945, 945/Lot# 1225 $26.75
1/2/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27012, 27012/Lot# 13232 $12.00
6/3/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2375, 2375/Lot# 1195 $35.00
9/25/2008 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 5323 $181.70
1/24/2012 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8441 $138.00
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190316 $16.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 D 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620325989155471307334163783
34679991012121316172441691112601338318735380
00000091012121316172441691112601338318700
00000091112121516192850791333662206330200
1945 D 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212162032591021633201609587964277011
346799910121213172441731222157503032606266220
000000910121213172441731222157503032606200
0000009111212151928508814326811794456624400
1945 D 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121212161616202845761232376201707634569257542
6791012121213161617233455921613659823253653871310
0000001213161617233455921613659823253653800
000000121516161925396610719949213454799673200
1945 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245076143437293632663622
3334666799101213193359982411270304633850
0000006799101213193359982411270304600
00000068991112152141671213392103315600
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 3032
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1707
Owner: Gileshokie
 
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