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: 6/16/2020

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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 45.00 300 2250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1500 -
1945 P 5C MS 6FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 - - - - -
1945 P 5C MS 5FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 80.00 300 4000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 700 9000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4829
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: 7/7/2020 1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2555-31-615-31420151107829563913--4658
----------------31410---27
---------------1-103---14
------------------1---1
Total-2555-31-615-31420152108129804053--4700
 -0%0%0%0%-0%0%-0%0%-0%0%0%3%23%63%9%0%-- 
1945 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------111----3
-----------------------
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Total---------------111----3
 ---------------33%33%33%---- 
1945 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1471848---168
-----------------11---2
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Total--------------1471859---170
 --------------1%2%42%50%5%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 P 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66666669912121616203789115201874274034914173
6666667910121316172654981444251496299037180
0000007910121316172654981444251496299000
00000089111215161931721061726502118324100
1945 P 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33669999121212161620372013048203447469451375638
3467999101212131617269223547616963863484253040
0000009101212131617269223547616963863484200
00000091112121516193114627064825714278498900
1945 P 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6699121212121616162020285950299010814591493553675922
6791012121213161617202338207665102022514706507955520
0000001213161617202338207665102022514706507900
0000001215161619202549354827105134214820522300
1945 P 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333366669991212162881102183820261433653712
33346667991012132046881293951418286434810
00000067991012132046881293951418286400
00000068991112152463951566082016311500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4485
Owner: HergertCollection
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 3447
Owner: suomensisu
 
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