Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 19,210,900
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1953 S 5C MS obverse 1953 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It seems that the San Francisco Mint discontinued its former practice of repolishing worn dies to remove heavy erosion lines. These are freely seen on many 1953 S nickels, though these same coins may have brights and superficially pleasing luster. Perhaps this accounts for a fair number of certified gems, but these coins are unlikely to satisfy the sophisticated collector who values sharpness of strike and early die state.

Several minor repunched mintmarks are known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1953 S 5C MS
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Base $ 0.08 0.09 0.12 0.18 0.27 0.30 0.42 0.55 0.72 0.95 1.10 1.35 2.75 9.00 30.00 100.00 850 - - -
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1953 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1700 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 645
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/15/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2175, 2175/Lot# 1094 $14.00
11/7/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26112, 26112/Lot# 13240 $11.00
7/4/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2390, 2390/Lot# 1147 $41.00
9/23/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 59512 $40.00
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 733, 742/Lot# 53 $70.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203227 $140.00
11/9/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 24855 $64.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339321233661558168619052144
3333333333333517622047631601175919850
0000003333333517622047631601175900
00000033333337249328511611643183200
1953 S 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333612371353951644177720042254
3333333333334820702228111688185320870
0000003333334820702228111688185300
0000003333335102910230812281733192800
1953 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333316372268243626132799299633313692
3333333333337237812324249526752865310834510
0000003333337237812324249526752865310800
000000333333123015242380255427372930321900
1953 S 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333320372012381255527392933313534823855
33333333333926929282439261628043000325136060
00000033333926929282439261628043000325100
00000033333143114616542497267828683068336600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1558
Owner: lehigh961
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 366
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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