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: 11/4/2015

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1945 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.85 4.00 4.75 7.00 13.00 19.00 35.00 125 2850 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18.00 30.00 85.00 900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 125 3950 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6190
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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1/14/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1015, 1015/Lot# 1241 $23.75
10/8/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66103, 66103/Lot# 24226 $21.00
8/20/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2411, 2411/Lot# 1165 $23.00
9/25/2008 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 286, 292/Lot# 5323 $181.70
9/25/2011 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131140/Lot# 22081 $50.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 53012 $15.00
3/27/2014 PCGS MS 68   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4012 $19,387.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620325989155471307334163783
34679991012121316172441691112601338318735380
00000091012121316172441691112601338318700
00000091112121516192850791333662206330200
1945 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3366999912121216203259721233201609307334163783
34679991012121317244163891897502097318735380
00000091012121317244163891897502097318700
0000009111212151928506810625411792585330200
1945 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66991212121216161620284572892376201707321635713952
6791012121213161617233454781383659822210333436980
0000001213161617233454781383659822210333400
00000012151616192539638318849213452713345300
1945 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336666999121216245076143437293632663622
3334666799101213193359982411270304633850
0000006799101213193359982411270304600
00000068991112152141671213392103315600
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2097
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1707
Owner: rockhobby
 
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