Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 74,464,100
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1955 D 5C MS obverse 1955 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1955 D nickel is generally superior to its Philadelphia Mint cousin, but that's about the only nice thing that can be said. Many were coined from worn dies, though they typically have better luster and more pleasing planchets than 1955(P) nickels. Coins with 5FS are very scarce, and 6FS examples are exceedingly rare.

From the 1950s through 1970 the quality of all Jefferson Nickels was compromised by a combination of erosion of the master hubs and the U. S. Mint's ever-growing emphasis on quantity over quality in circulating coinage.

Several D/D varieties are known, but these pale in interest to the D/S overmintmarks. The latter are addressed in the following entry.

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Last Updated: 8/13/2020

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1955 D 5C MS
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1955 D 5C MS 6FS
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1955 D 5C MS 5FS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 648
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
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: 7/20/2021 1955 D 5C MS
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Base----312123---291152782146---636
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Total----312123---291152792166---639
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1955 D 5C MS 5FS
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Base---------------372----12
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Total---------------372----12
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 D 5C MS PL
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Base333333333336691241633951051114613121495
33333333334671022481746141083120113731570
00000033334671022481746141083120100
00000033335681131562848321114125700
1955 D 5C MS 5FS
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Base3333333333366913331505305746944981528157876329
333333333346745013902022360347905081545059686645
000000333346745013902022360347905081545000
000000333356889214482540414848855181561800
1955 D 5C MS 6FS
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Base33333333366991615311707319848885184549360196571
3333333346791152115902204376149875287566862036900
0000003346791152115902204376149875287566800
00000033568914102616482701432550855390584400
1955 D 5C MS
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Base3333333333333393759366990108112391415
3333333333333518441615741020113412981486
0000003333333518441615741020113400
0000003333333728522647821051118600
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Grade: MS 64 5FS
Points: 1505
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 990
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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