Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 46,644,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1953 5C MS obverse 1953 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Quality control continued on its inexorable tumble in 1953. The 1953(P) nickels were made with little care, most being weakly struck, slightly dull and dark as issued. Those having 5FS are rare, ones with 6FS being all but unknown.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1953 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.08 0.09 0.10 0.13 0.18 0.20 0.22 0.25 0.30 0.50 1.15 2.30 7.00 20.00 150 - - - -
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1953 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3350 8250 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 354
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: 8/13/2018 1953 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1---11--115311321689---350
-----------------11---2
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Total----1---11--1153113216910---352
 ----0 %---0 %0 %--0 %0 %1 %9 %38 %48 %3 %--- 
1953 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112----4
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Total---------------112----4
 ---------------25 %25 %50 %---- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/29/2007 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 190, 196/Lot# 209 $310.50
3/25/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28041, 28041/Lot# 21134 $45.00
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 364 $4,600.00
2/12/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 34407 $13.00
2/25/2013 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3419, 3419/Lot# 1468 $80.00
7/26/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20207 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 5C MS Prooflike
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Base33333333333336123289539597655770896
3333333333334819512395586166938120
00000033333348195123955861669300
000000333333510257038957863673200
1953 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base3333333333321142301249927102935317247565046534958606407
333333333370721762367256927853014370048535147551960420
000000333370721762367256927853014370048535147551900
0000003333141022392433264028603093422849495248569000
1953 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base3333333333322222417262228403072332449524694525157566295
333333333374322872485269529173156386749524880541959360
000000333374322872485269529173156386749524880541900
0000003333148223522554276729953240440949525065558800
1953 5C MS
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Base3333333333333362481502558615721838
3333333333333412432215215776507600
00000033333334124322152157765000
00000033333335186236253959668600
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 4756
Owner: gbroke
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 4756
Owner: Specialty One
 
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