Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 24,720,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1947 S 5C MS obverse 1947 S 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This issue was widely hoarded by the roll, so Mint State pieces remain quite common. Their quality is all over the board, so collectors should be patient in selecting just the right one. The coin illustrated is exceptional in displaying both good luster and a sharp strike. Most will display either one or the other.

A few repunched mintmark varieties are known for either of two different S punches used this year.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1947 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.09 0.10 0.11 0.15 0.24 0.36 0.40 0.42 0.48 0.60 0.78 2.30 6.90 12.00 21.00 33.00 400 - - -
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1947 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38.00 95.00 750 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 2050 - -
1947 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 626
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/15/2005 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2039, 2039/Lot# 1151 $17.00
11/12/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66113, 66113/Lot# 23151 $17.00
9/27/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 181, 187/Lot# 5168 $32.20
8/7/2010 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 327 $241.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7737 $253.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 209457 $21.00
4/4/2017 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 17405 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336244585135990108112391416
33333333333341231581024201020113412980
00000033333341231581024201020113400
00000033333351838721187051051118600
1947 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336693254102147105120113121495
3333333333467173970117448105157113730
0000003333467173970117448105157100
0000003333568244786132750105194200
1947 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336693215535114506685705876848351
3333333333467177322071731956809726779060
0000003333467177322071731956809726700
000000333356824114286108449406934747500
1947 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333366699164518390819286938732179648648
333333346679112691425124835987066753581920
000000346679112691425124835987066753500
0000003566891435137666158852687193775000
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 6809
Owner: gbroke
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1450
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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