Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 45,292,200
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 11/4/2015

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1946 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.42 0.45 0.48 0.58 0.72 0.78 1.15 3.45 12.00 19.00 30.00 225 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 35.00 85.00 3700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 875 - -
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 919
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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4/25/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 330 $12.65
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 92 $161.00
10/2/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27102, 27102/Lot# 11360 $11.00
5/11/2008 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68053, 68053/Lot# 63185 $230.00
11/4/2009 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2767, 2767/Lot# 1144 $17.00
4/13/2014 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 170960 $45.00
4/2/2015 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20131 $170.38
7/26/2015 PCGS   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20177 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333945761236747438611330
3333333333333521559230769778210170
0000003333333521559230769778200
00000033333337336610749072082200
1946 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333950851357217939161406
33333333333335236210233074583410790
00000033333335236210233074583400
00000033333337367311852676987500
1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base991212162024283741506372851021231433203324354639255293
91012131721253138445466769110913020213213398367243810
000000253138445466769110913020213213398367200
000000273440475969819611613626123233472379900
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121216162024283954094234504635275866637358209083365358339685367
12131617212515040041443245448454761268776384917273438371144340
00000015040041443245448454761268776384917273438371100
00000027340441844145950656663771179287925463510384000
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Grade: MS 66 6FS
Points: 908
Owner: bluefox
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 674
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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