Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 9,716,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1949 S 5C MS obverse 1949 S 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Despite a relatively low mintage, this issue is plentiful in Mint State from rolls squirreled away at the time. This practice was widespread among collectors, and S-Mint coins were sought in particular.

Fully struck coins are scarce, those having either 5FS or 6FS being genuinely rare. The luster on 1949 S nickels is generally pleasing, frequent repolishing of the dies to remove erosion lines often giving them smooth fields with isolated hot spots of overpolishing. Far more rare are fully prooflike coins, but these are known for most dates of S-Mint nickels from the late 1940s. Such surfaces are typically accompanied by raised polishing lines.

A number of S/S varieties are known, all of them of little interest to general collectors of this series.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/6/2020

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1949 S 5C MS
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Base $ - - - - - 0.35 1.00 1.05 1.15 1.35 1.75 2.50 4.00 15.00 30.00 50.00 110 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3.00 6.00 20.00 35.00 60.00 - -
1949 S 5C MS 6FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - - - -
1949 S 5C MS 5FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 90.00 135 275 700 4750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 100.00 150 325 1150 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 484
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1949 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1----1---124114724421---458
---------------1-2----3
-----------------51---6
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Total----1----1---124214725122---467
 ----0%----0%---0%0%9%31%54%5%--- 
1949 S 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 
1949 S 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------111----3
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Total---------------111----3
 ---------------33%33%33%---- 
1949 S 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1894---22
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Total---------------1894---22
 ---------------5%36%41%18%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1949 S 5C MS PL
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Base333333333333991659143295539597701806
33333333333591130871943765586327360
000000333335911308719437655863200
0000003333379144511524445857866600
1949 S 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333669950265390820872245241226973007
3333333334679173552738130121402301250728000
0000003334679173552738130121402301250700
0000003335689338603823169421922356260200
1949 S 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336699121253969996624642643283131523500
333333346791012188592788146525242706293832680
000000346791012188592788146525242706293800
000000356891112363646877196525832768304500
1949 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333661250131272502558655764
3333333333346825771783495215906910
00000033333468257717834952159000
0000003333356103710422542553962300
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 2087
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 2087
Owner: stldanceartist
 
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