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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 8/10/2020

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1953 S 5C MS
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Base $ - - - - - 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.50 0.95 1.00 1.25 2.50 15.00 25.00 80.00 450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1.75 5.00 17.50 35.00 125 - -
1953 S 5C MS 5FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1850 8000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 887
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: 9/22/2020 1953 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1----11--81311831640322---883
-----------------11---2
----------------33----6
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Total----1----11--81311831940723---891
 ----0%----0%0%--1%1%13%36%46%3%--- 
1953 S 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------112----4
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Total---------------112----4
 ---------------25%25%50%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1953 S 5C MS PL
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Base3333333333333612371353951644177720042254
3333333333334820702228111688185320870
0000003333334820702228111688185300
0000003333335102910230812281733192800
1953 S 5C MS 5FS
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Base333333333333316372268243626132799299633313692
3333333333337237812324249526752865310834510
0000003333337237812324249526752865310800
000000333333123015242380255427372930321900
1953 S 5C MS 6FS
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Base33333333333320372012381255527392933313534823855
33333333333926929282439261628043000325136060
00000033333926929282439261628043000325100
00000033333143114616542497267828683068336600
1953 S 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333339321233661558168619052144
3333333333333517622047631601175919850
0000003333333517622047631601175900
00000033333337249328511611643183200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1558
Owner: lehigh96
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 366
Owner: asdfgh
 
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