Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,560,000
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1946 S 5C MS obverse 1946 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another issue that was widely hoarded by the roll when new, and Mint State survivors are quite plentiful. Most are not fully struck at their centers, though coins having nice luster and fairly clean surfaces may be found. Typical of several San Francisco Mint coins of the mid-late 1940s, there are a handful of prooflike 1946 S nickel and far more that are partially prooflike. These were coined with dies that had been resurfaced to remove erosion lines and/or clash marks, thus extending their lifespans.

Two doubled-die obverse varieties are known for this issue, FS-101 having some of the boldest doubling seen for the Jefferson series. A few RPMs are also known, these including both styles of S mintmark used this year.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1946 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.09 0.10 0.18 0.24 0.36 0.42 0.47 0.50 0.60 0.72 0.78 1.15 3.45 9.00 18.00 48.00 125 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 - -
1946 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 100.00 675 8500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1750 - -
1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 847
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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12/7/1999 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19122, 19122/Lot# 2016 $18.00
5/5/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Sale #319, 319/Lot# 615 $17.00
10/15/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2273, 2273/Lot# 1112 $35.00
12/31/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67011, 67011/Lot# 24202 $25.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10290 $400.00
6/22/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 59376 $27.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7316 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333932721944377058201271
3333333333333517451132755267439700
00000033333335174511327552674300
00000033333337245915335661678200
1946 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base999999121212121212202433036640914385049538758367662
99999101212121212152112634238075226425162553764450
0000001212121212152112634238075226425162553700
00000012121212121723228354395109538455274568600
1946 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666666999999121628832036613634817515856047431
66666799999101310729933569825144931530762130
00000099999101310729933569825144931530700
000000999991115197309351103136665044545500
1946 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base999999121212121212162030433639514275004536758017651
99999101212121212131711531535673926195125551264180
0000001212121212131711531535673926195125551200
00000012121212121519209325375108338125246565600
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1363
Owner: HouserFD124
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 437
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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