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: 2/22/2017

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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 30.00 285 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 500 -
1946 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 300 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1946 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.00 35.00 85.00 3700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 875 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 991
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/28/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1671 $776.25
2/20/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2492, 2492/Lot# 1107 $17.00
12/16/2012 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131252/Lot# 24661 $54.00
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132800 $10.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 536 $2,475.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 150618 $20.00
7/18/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21079 $1,380.63
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3550 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 5C MS D Prooflike
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Base3333333333333312508513584792510661226
33333333333336256210237287397211190
00000033333336256210237287397200
000000333333393773118610899101900
1946 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366620671433203324354639254333
333333333346611369220213213398367240610
000000333346611369220213213398367200
0000003333566155111826123233472379900
1946 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336666999374378209083474370440954516
33333346667991817056584917633551383442350
00000046667991817056584917633551383400
00000056668992830469287926193627396500
1946 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339457612379387010051155
3333333333333521559234681991510550
0000003333333521559234681991500
00000033333337336610757084496000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 793
Owner: Clay
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 793
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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