Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 51,386
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 PF obverse 1950 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

A combination of bureaucracy and internal resistance to proof sales delaying the postwar resumption of this coinage until 1950. Henceforth, only complete sets would be offered each year, and sales were thus uniform across all denominations. The 51,386 sets sold in 1950 seemed high to collectors at the time, but this figure would become quaint within just a few years.

The first proofs made for 1950 were satiny or semi-brilliant, and collector complaints prompted more thorough polishing of the dies and planchets. The resulting coins were fully brilliant, though overly aggressive polishing of the dies left them with missing or incomplete features to the more shallow elements of the design.

Though scarce in relation to later dates, gems of the 1950 proof nickel are not rare. Even Cameo proofs are available to advanced collectors, though Ultra Cameo pieces are very elusive.

A minor doubled-die reverse variety is known for the 1950 proof nickel, but this has drawn little interest among collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1950 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 25.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 90.00 135 550 - -
$ - - - - - - - 40.00 50.00 60.00 70.00 100.00 175 -
1950 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 70.00 90.00 185 250 600 12500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 80.00 115 - 300 950 -
1950 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 575 1800 2350 6650 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 815 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1661
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2018 1950 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1521922544834561142-1428
-----------------7123--22
-----------------21---3
-------------------1--1
Total------------1521922544924691182-1454
 ------------0 %0 %1 %6 %17 %34 %32 %8 %0 %- 
1950 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1646867281-229
-----------------1331-8
-----------------11---2
-----------------------
Total---------------16468876112-239
 ---------------7 %19 %37 %32 %5 %1 %- 
1950 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2-2--4
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------------2-2--4
 -----------------50 %-50 %-- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/13/1999 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #196, 196/Lot# 122 $143.00
7/6/2003 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1748, 1748/Lot# 1073 $82.50
2/1/2009 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 803 $195.50
6/23/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123811 $36.67
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 554 $70.00
7/11/2014 NGC PF 68   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5494 $229.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1950 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162028323745505472851021151351632723365867251271565661896758
172329344047516076911061221441992934196329072733583463790
000000516076911061221441992934196329072733583400
0000005366819611112815423631550367910894194601100
1950 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202432374554596381981151311471713041239233526714333618967587364
2127344048566069871041201361552156161604244732254952637969600
0000006069871041201361552156161604244732254952637900
0000006275921091261421632609271970255937795570656800
1950 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1620242837414550639498102123143183220255336463120613791568
1721253138424754739599109130156195232282378711126414420
0000004754739599109130156195232282378711126400
00000048598497101116136170208243309421958132100
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Grade: PF 68 CAMEO
Points: 5834
Owner: C1
 
Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5656
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
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