Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 74,464,100
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1955 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.08 0.10 0.16 0.17 0.18 0.21 0.23 0.67 1.05 1.25 9.00 25.00 190 - - - -
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1955 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1250 - - - - - -
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1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 434
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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11/7/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #61, 66/Lot# 309 $12.65
1/28/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #67021, 67021/Lot# 24166 $11.00
11/4/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2444, 2444/Lot# 1158 $35.00
11/19/2007 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2451, 2451/Lot# 2163 $313.60
1/22/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28015, 28015/Lot# 25177 $120.75
3/25/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 38087 $15.00
11/17/2013 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 59519 $82.50
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20276 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333341505972851025976637258471138
33333333331644536376912676196847669440
000000333316445363769126761968476600
000000333328475668819643264170480600
1955 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333345546781941156637057749001206
3333333333174858728510129867772881610020
0000003333174858728510129867772881600
0000003333315163769010848069175185800
1955 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333313931969212422852461493554177138
333333333333346615852021217823443286509659910
000000333333346615852021217823443286509600
000000333333393017772072223124024110525600
1955 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333336914772075223324012570629068628899
333333333334749816762128228924573810648175410
000000333334749816762128228924573810648100
000000333335898818762180234525145050667100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 597
Owner: Gary Lachapelle
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 597
Owner: GILMORE
 
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