Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 20,460,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1951 D 5C MS obverse 1951 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though Denver Mint nickels of the early 1950s are generally superior in overall appearance than those of the other mints, the bar for all three facilities was rather low at the time. The coin illustrated is of exceptional quality, and fully struck gems are very elusive for 1951 D.

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1951 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.11 0.14 0.16 0.23 0.45 0.55 0.60 0.68 0.80 1.00 1.30 2.75 6.35 13.00 17.00 38.00 400 - - -
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1951 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55.00 75.00 360 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 747
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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3/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27041, 27041/Lot# 13163 $10.00
12/23/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67125, 67125/Lot# 23088 $31.00
1/14/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 212, 218/Lot# 176 $133.40
2/8/2009 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2650, 2650/Lot# 1344 $74.75
7/22/2012 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 56598 $45.00
4/28/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20145 $346.63
9/22/2014 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 634 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1951 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366122859811711051114613121496
33333333334681738661114641083120113730
00000033334681738661114641083120100
000000333356102349741417581114125700
1951 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333759811021431832202889251115121613871578
33333333144466881161561952435009881149127314510
00000033144466881161561952435009881149127300
000000332652749512917020826571310521182133000
1951 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333316374172891151592012443149781186128814661665
3333337233851789813017321526753510471220134715320
0000007233851789813017321526753510471220134700
000000123040628310614418723029175711171254140700
1951 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333339205067155990108112391416
3333333333335133056964331020113412980
0000003333335133056964331020113400
00000033333371640611267121051118600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 990
Owner: AYA3
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 990
Owner: HuD
 
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