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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/16/2019

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1945 P 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1.25 1.30 1.45 1.80 2.00 2.45 2.50 2.75 3.00 4.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 20.00 25.00 45.00 500 3000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 -
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 80.00 350 5300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 700 11000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4663
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, 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: 10/8/2019 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2354-31-512-31020145105228573733--4498
----------------31410---27
---------------1-102---13
------------------1---1
Total-2354-31-512-31020146105528813863--4539
 -0 %0 %0 %0 %-0 %0 %-0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %3 %23 %63 %9 %0 %-- 
1945 P 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------111----3
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total---------------111----3
 ---------------33 %33 %33 %---- 
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1469817---162
-----------------11---2
-----------------------
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Total--------------1469828---164
 --------------1 %2 %42 %50 %5 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0848, 848/Lot# 1248 $327.00
10/19/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1097, 1097/Lot# 1256 $370.60
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1788 $242.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 326 $11.50
12/17/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66124, 66124/Lot# 24086 $195.50
7/2/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2389, 2389/Lot# 1117 $44.00
3/18/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12170 $88.55
4/29/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3267, 3267/Lot# 1230 $86.25
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217093 $11.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 5C MS P Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666666699121216162037721152581379327034914173
6666667910121316172649861636322009334437180
0000007910121316172649861636322009334400
000000891112151619316010121010052640341700
1945 5C MS P Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620372374379744389469451375638
34679991012121316172610430461621124491484253040
00000091012121316172610430461621124491484200
00000091112121516193117037079532514592498900
1945 5C MS P Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162020285950299010814591493553675922
6791012121213161617202338207665102022514706507955520
0000001213161617202338207665102022514706507900
0000001215161619202549354827105134214820522300
1945 5C MS P
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333666699912121628631022371303312633653712
33346667991012132040761475921911320634810
00000067991012132040761475921911320600
00000068991112152451891929482518328500
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4841
Owner: Curry
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4389
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
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