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 Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1945 P 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 125 390 6850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 11000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4044
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 6288 $516.35
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
8/20/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2411, 2411/Lot# 1167 $41.00
1/21/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 250 $161.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2471 $1,292.50
8/26/2012 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 70406 $20.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(3), 1231/Lot# 4881 $1,292.50
10/8/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131742/Lot# 25510 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 5C MS P Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666666699121216162037721152581379327034914173
6666667910121316172649861636322009334437180
0000007910121316172649861636322009334400
000000891112151619316010121010052640341700
1945 5C MS P Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620372374379744389466351265622
34679991012121316172610430461621124480481752910
00000091012121316172610430461621124480481700
00000091112121516193117037079532514572497200
1945 5C MS P Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162020285950299010814575485653335845
6791012121213161617202338207665102022464669501555040
0000001213161617202338207665102022464669501500
0000001215161619202549354827105134104762517400
1945 5C MS P
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333666699912121628631022371303312633403703
33346667991012132040761475921911319734610
00000067991012132040761475921911319700
00000068991112152451891929482518326900
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4841
Owner: Curry
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4389
Owner: wxman_slaw
 
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