Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 36,498,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1949 D 5C MS obverse 1949 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Once again the Denver Mint produced the sharpest nickels in 1949, though coins having either 5FS or 6FS remain quite scarce. It seems that the nickels from all three mints in 1949 were of mediocre quality as compared to the years immediately preceding. This general decline in quality became more obvious as the 1950s progressed.

The several D/D varieties for this issue are of little note, but the very obvious D/S die is one of the most desired varieties in the Jefferson series. Examples are rare in all grades, but this is especially true of Mint State survivors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/15/2017

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1949 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.09 0.10 0.11 0.24 0.42 0.54 0.60 0.67 0.78 0.95 1.20 2.30 2.30 10.00 23.00 40.00 800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 925 -
1949 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 60.00 200 7500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 893
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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1/8/1997 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0909, 909/Lot# 1174 $272.50
4/25/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 340 $438.15
6/11/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2380, 2380/Lot# 1075 $35.00
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2698, 2698/Lot# 2575 $74.75
10/20/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/20/2013, 97/Lot# 130279 $57.20
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7256 $564.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7317 $481.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333399411021791589171819412184
3333333333335920611286491632179220220
0000003333335920611286491632179200
00000033333379308215311191675186700
1949 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333759811021232376204565484753225832
33333333331444668810916136519354659500554920
00000033331444668810916136519354659500500
00000033332652749511619949232504753516400
1949 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111231351792203453634694845125911028118612461398153123086007924197141050611344
115127150193262351398474493538737108112061297144217903541708593999978107850
00000039847449353873710811206129714421790354170859399997800
000000434479503565882113312261347148720494774816395561024200
1949 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336637941631505162918432078
3333333333334616561176101546170019210
0000003333334616561176101546170000
00000033333356277514010581588177200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1546
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1505
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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