Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 233,300
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1954 5C PF obverse 1954 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Another huge leap in proof sales occurred this year, with more than 100,000 additional sets ordered over 1953. It is evident that speculative purchases of multiple sets was occurring, as there were not then the quarter million coin collectors in American that this year's mintage suggests.

Most 1954 proof nickels are fully brilliant, and gems of this sort are quite common. Cameo pieces are more scarce than the certified population suggests, as such coins are more likely to be submitted for grading. Ultra Cameo coins do exist but are quite rare. It was only the greater number of dies needed for rising proof mintages that increased the number of frosted proofs.

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Last Updated: 1/31/2020

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1954 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 2.50 2.75 5.00 7.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 35.00 60.00 275 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 40.00 -
1954 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 20.00 25.00 45.00 65.00 200 700 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 32.00 50.00 100.00 -
1954 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 200 350 600 1100 3000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1650 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3508
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 1954 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------38591484279701013460-3088
-----------------214128-36
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Total-------------38591484299841025468-3124
 -------------0%0%2%5%14%31%33%15%- 
1954 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------3115112713970-401
------------------122-5
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Total---------------3115112814172-406
 ---------------1%3%13%32%35%18%- 
1954 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------23104-19
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Total-----------------23104-19
 -----------------11%16%53%21%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1954 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333666699121624458111518330467415311739
333346667910131931579213822342796016000
000000667910131931579213822342796000
00000066891115213869104160264551124500
1954 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66666999912121620285036672510662124350638814286
6666799910121317233515548683914192585363140160
0000009910121317233515548683914192585363100
0000009911121519254326160595217713045375600
1954 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333669122050721151432889081048
33333333346710153057861241914959550
000000333467101530578612419149500
0000003335681117406510113424070100
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3881
Owner: lightningsquid
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3881
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
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