Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 45,292,200
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1946 D 5C MS obverse 1946 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the three U. S. Mints active at the time, Denver consistently produced the best looking coins, and this continued through most of the 1950s. As a result, the percentages of 5FS or 6FS nickels are proportionally higher than for Philadelphia and San Francisco coins. The 1946 D nickel is readily available in higher grades, though it becomes somewhat scarce at the MS 67 level.

The standout variety for this issue is a repunched mintmark variety in which the first impression was made with the D upside down. This variety is both quite popular and genuinely rare in Mint State. A few additional RPMs are noted for 1946 D, but these attract little attention.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2020

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1946 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.30 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.60 0.70 0.80 1.15 3.45 12.00 20.00 30.00 175 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 40.00 450 -
1946 D 5C MS 6FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 400 750 - - -
1946 D 5C MS 5FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 25.00 65.00 600 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 20.00 35.00 285 3400 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1382
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 11/24/2020 1946 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--12511-112--2430237626118---1031
----------------262---10
-----------------46---10
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Total--12511-112--2430239636126---1051
 --0%0%0%0%0%-0%0%0%--0%0%3%23%61%12%--- 
1946 D 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------4273---34
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-----------------2----2
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Total----------------4293---36
 ----------------11%81%8%--- 
1946 D 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1-6111166321--317
-----------------21---3
-----------------44---8
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Total-------------1-6111172371--328
 -------------0%-2%34%52%11%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333312508513584792510661226
33333333333336256210237287397211191287
00000033333336256210237287397200
000000333333393773118610899101900
1946 D 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366620671433203324354639254333
333333333346611369220213213398367240614550
000000333346611369220213213398367200
0000003333566155111826123233472379900
1946 D 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336666999374378209083474370440954516
33333346667991817056584917633551383442354742
00000046667991817056584917633551383400
00000056668992830469287926193627396500
1946 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339457612379387010051155
3333333333333521559234681991510551213
0000003333333521559234681991500
00000033333337336610757084496000
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 3474
Owner: ErrorCoins.com
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 3324
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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