Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,216,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1956 5C MS obverse 1956 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like an island of civility in a sea of chaos, the 1956 Philadelphia Mint nickel tends to be quite well struck and lustrous for a coin from the 1950s. This quality does not extend to six full steps, which is very rare for all issues prior to 1971.

There are several doubled-die reverse varieties for this issue, the most desirable of which are attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1956 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.18 0.21 0.25 2.40 8.00 23.00 55.00 325 - - -
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1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 55.00 450 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 909
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/25/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2096, 2096/Lot# 1097 $17.00
1/2/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27012, 27012/Lot# 13268 $42.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 330 $16.10
5/27/2008 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28061, 28061/Lot# 21086 $51.00
11/10/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 151272 $40.00
6/15/2014 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190416 $15.00
4/17/2015 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3530, 6099/Lot# 24038 $70.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333336289422086594810911252
33333333333334135013643589399611450
00000033333334135013643589399600
000000333333352172178650920104300
1956 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333666937102241925101311591327
333333333346671859148469954106212150
000000333346671859148469954106200
000000333356682880195697984111000
1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333338112322010661166127114441639
3333333333333299515550210991201132915090
0000003333333299515550210991201132900
00000033333335510918878411331236138600
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366610214350211311239134515261730
33333333334663811626371211671274140515940
00000033334663811626371211671274140500
00000033335667012938292112031310146600
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1066
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1066
Owner: rockhobby
 
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