Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 119,408,100
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 P 5C MS obverse 1945 P 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of 1945 P nickels seems to have led to rushed work of mediocre quality. Most are not fully struck, and worn dies are frequently seen. On the plus side, so many Mint State pieces survive that finding a decent one is just a matter of patience. Even so, 5FS pieces are quite scarce, and 6FS coins are genuinely rare.

This issue is a variety hunter's treasure trove, as it is known for several doubled-die reverses of an appealing nature. In addition there are dozens of different repunched mintmark varieties, several of which are prominent enough to carry a premium. These varieties are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1945 P 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.75 4.00 5.00 8.00 16.00 25.00 60.00 625 3250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 -
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 390 6850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 11000 -
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3903
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/12/2004 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1934, 1934/Lot# 1128 $176.00
12/26/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 192 $37.95
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2557 $460.00
7/17/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131130/Lot# 22750 $44.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2471 $1,292.50
11/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1191/Lot# 3262 $1,175.00
12/29/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 149942 $247.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333666699912121628631022371303312633403703
33346667991012132040761475921911319734610
00000067991012132040761475921911319700
00000068991112152451891929482518326900
1945 P 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6666666999991220284581135768272230344173
666666799991015233457993461419282634140
000000799991015233457993461419282600
0000008999911172539691175572071293000
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620372374379744389466351265622
34679991012121316172610430461621124480481752910
00000091012121316172610430461621124480481700
00000091112121516193117037079532514572497200
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162020285950299010814575485653335845
6791012121213161617202338207665102022464669501555040
0000001213161617202338207665102022464669501500
0000001215161619202549354827105134104762517400
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4389
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1911
Owner: HuD
 
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