Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 128,800
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Link to this coin

1953 5C PF obverse 1953 5C PF reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

Proof sales rose by more than 50% over 1952, and a huge speculative market had developed in the proof sets issued since 1936. This boost in production seems to have prompted rushed and careless work, as many 1953 proof nickels are deficient in strike. Nevertheless, careful shopping will reward one with a gem. Cameo pieces are scarce but collectable, while Ultra Cameos remain quite rare.

A popular DDO variety features bold doubling of the obverse legends.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1953 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 5.20 7.00 10.00 15.00 27.00 35.00 40.50 47.50 85.00 600 -
1953 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 35.00 55.00 90.00 120 500 1500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 185 -
1953 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 500 1200 4000 7750 - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3207
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1953 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------8341134841261837149-2886
------------------11136-30
------------------1---1
-----------------------
Total--------------8341134841273850155-2917
 --------------0 %1 %4 %17 %44 %29 %5 %- 
1953 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------133012411929-306
------------------254-11
------------------11--2
-----------------------
Total---------------133012712533-319
 ---------------0 %1 %9 %40 %39 %10 %- 
1953 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------13281-15
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----------------13281-15
 ----------------7 %20 %13 %53 %7 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS PF 68   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 271 $184.00
3/15/2007 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 397 $488.75
5/7/2007 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 139, 144/Lot# 422 $20.70
7/11/2007 PCGS PF 68   Teletrade Auction 2393, 2393/Lot# 1106 $78.40
12/2/2007 PCGS PF 67   Teletrade Auction 2457, 2457/Lot# 1188 $53.00
11/20/2011 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 21463 $13.79
3/18/2013 NGC PF 68   Teletrade Auction 3422, 3422/Lot# 3317 $120.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 69   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30323 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9912121620202432374554637281143220336539123924012685
910121317202127344048576675102169259404772162624960
0000002127344048576675102169259404772162600
00000023293542516069781221942974711006201400
1953 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912121620242428374150597285102159106617073817526457706310
1012131721242531384453637691121461128024104299543359500
0000002531384453637691121461128024104299543300
0000002734404756688196140764149331144782560100
1953 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366699121620285010213516318343713931583
33334667910131723356711314417026875614560
00000067910131723356711314417026875600
000000689111519254385124154176352107400
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 5264
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 3817
Owner: SBH
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer