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: 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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 467
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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4/25/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 358 $6.90
12/12/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26123, 26123/Lot# 11085 $10.00
8/12/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67083, 67083/Lot# 24181 $109.25
2/28/2010 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2817, 2817/Lot# 1455 $632.50
7/21/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 78667 $15.00
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20276 $246.75
10/31/2016 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 7279 $2,937.50
1/1/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131702/Lot# 23216 $74.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1955 5C MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336699411156427057769001039
3333333333467920662916637298179460
00000033334679206629166372981700
00000033335689309046668475285900
1955 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366914501928207822352401257728783201
333333333346748916091978213022902460267729860
000000333346748916091978213022902460267700
000000333356897017692028218323462518277800
1955 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333366991615312025218423472520270230113347
3333333346791152116962078223824052581280531230
0000003346791152116962078223824052581280500
00000033568914102618602131229324622641290800
1955 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333332102597659727846977
3333333333333313552676186827678900
00000033333333135526761868276700
00000033333333227943263870480600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 597
Owner: asdfgh
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 597
Owner: Gary Lachapelle
 
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