Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 2,630,030
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1950 D 5C MS obverse 1950 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1950 was a recession year, and there existed little additional demand for nickels in the territory serviced by the Denver Mint. The entire production of 1950 D nickels occurred during the summer months, and by the end of the year this issue's low mintage set off a frenzy of hoarding. Thousands of rolls were preserved, making this coin the most widely hoarded issue since the 1938 D Buffalo type.

Collectors will need to shop around for a desirable example from the countless Mint State pieces. Most survivors are softly struck, with dull luster and surfaces that reveal many marks that were present on the planchets prior to striking. The high certified populations of 5FS and 6FS pieces simply reflect the vastly higher rate of submission for this date than for other Jefferson Nickels. Fully struck pieces comprise a very small percentage of the overall population, and only the better ones typically get certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1950 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.50 6.00 6.75 7.40 8.00 8.50 9.00 9.75 11.00 12.00 12.50 13.50 15.00 25.00 33.00 60.00 290 - - -
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1950 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 175 - - - - -
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1950 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 40.00 60.00 150 2400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6423
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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10/22/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0991, 991/Lot# 1235 $54.50
11/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 776, 785/Lot# 87 $50.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 145901 $25.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 103832 $36.00
8/15/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3495, 6049/Lot# 20037 $173.90
9/22/2014 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 633 $207.00
11/30/2014 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131449/Lot# 23095 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1950 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20242428283232373745505454596711514725885493610791239
21242528293234374047515456628312618445788198411320
00000034374047515456628312618445788198400
000000353742485354576499136221655909103100
1950 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2024242828323237374550545459671632375022699289032163569
21242528293234374047515456629918832512342763299933340
00000034374047515456629918832512342763299900
000000353742485354576413121241419672826310700
1950 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2428283232373741415054595967761795636222828302633633728
252829323437384144515659627011030758313572894313834850
000000384144515659627011030758313572894313800
000000404147535759647314543560220932960325100
1950 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16202024242828323237414550545910213523780288110161167
17202124252829323438424751567311316942582892610660
00000029323438424751567311316942582892600
00000031323540444853578812420361485597100
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2699
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 2699
Owner: lehigh96
 
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