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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2020

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1945 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.65 2.75 3.00 3.30 4.05 4.75 10.00 20.00 25.00 40.00 80.00 2000 - -
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 70.00 450 11000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 80.00 650 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6791
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: 6/30/2020 1945 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---21-1-1-2--4660558306622914--5996
---------------1426394--74
-----------------921---30
-----------------33---6
Total---21-1-1-2--4661562310423548--6106
 ---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--------------2131533391192--628
-----------------451--10
-----------------93---12
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Total--------------2131533521273--650
 --------------0%2%24%54%20%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 D 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336699991212121616204189115179330258534163783
34679991012121316172757981362291082286235380
00000091012121316172757981362291082286200
000000911121215161934731061582801833313900
1945 D 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212162032591021632721066536764277011
346799910121213172441731221995372500572066220
000000910121213172441731221995372500572000
000000911121215192850881432368013933607400
1945 D 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121212161616202845761232376201707634569257542
6791012121213161617233455921613659823253653871310
0000001213161617233455921613659823253653800
000000121516161925396610719949213454799673200
1945 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999912163781102163304246432663622
3334666799910132352881222101024273133850
0000006799910132352881222101024273100
0000006899911153066951432571744299900
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2500
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1707
Owner: Gileshokie
 
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