Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,796,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1950 5C MS obverse 1950 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date had a very small mintage for a Philadelphia Mint nickel of the period, and this was due to a nasty recession that began in 1948 and did not end until 1950-51. Though overshadowed by the even lower mintage of 1950 D nickels, this issue was widely saved by the roll, and Mint State pieces are plentiful.

The overall quality of most 1950(P) nickels is disappointing, and collectors will need patience in selecting a suitable example. Slight softness of strike is usually combined with rather dull, grainy luster. Coins having either 5FS or 6FS are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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1950 5C MS
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Base $ 0.15 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.45 0.65 0.70 0.75 0.85 1.00 1.25 1.60 3.00 10.00 25.00 60.00 170 - - -
1950 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 175 425 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 75.00 200 475 - -
1950 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 165 400 3000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 700 4500 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 732
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 9/17/2019 1950 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1---1---12418540853---673
---------------2--2---4
-----------------21---3
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Total------1---1---12618541056---680
 ------0 %---0 %---0 %4 %27 %60 %8 %--- 
1950 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------116375---59
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-----------------2----2
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Total---------------116395---61
 ---------------2 %26 %64 %8 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/7/1999 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #19122, 19122/Lot# 2024 $17.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 342 $20.70
6/25/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 1297 $35.00
8/20/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66084, 66084/Lot# 23220 $10.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1017 $2,990.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 207676 $386.18
1/23/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20055 $16.45


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1950 5C MS Prooflike
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Base3333333333333912371153666997688911028
33333333333351020631994777228099370
000000333333510206319947772280900
000000333333711298928258874585000
1950 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base333333333336691222062013754217448249315413
3333333333467108135387223224305463250920
0000003333467108135387223224305463200
000000333356811151487112332704394478100
1950 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base3333333333399121624166314554396467051335629
33333333335910139138292724354487482452980
00000033335910139138292724354487482400
0000003333791115166522119134164579497900
1950 5C MS
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Base33333333333336928102311653719837967
3333333333334715531724256757588800
00000033333347155317242567575800
00000033333358227724153969779800
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4217
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 2322
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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