Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,216,000
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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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
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 55.00 450 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 150 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 794
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/6/2005 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2023, 2023/Lot# 1109 $907.50
12/20/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8510 $16.00
8/7/2012 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3325, 3325/Lot# 1039 $27.00
12/16/2012 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131252/Lot# 24666 $34.00
7/6/2014 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 50986 $158.00
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131514/Lot# 21615 $23.00
4/2/2015 NGC MS 65   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3528, 6097/Lot# 20134 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1956 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333336289422086594810911643
33333333333334135013643589399612750
00000033333334135013643589399600
000000333333352172178650920104300
1956 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333637102237925101311591744
333333333333341659147466954106213540
000000333333341659147466954106200
000000333333352780192696984111000
1956 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333316319022010661166127114442048
33333333333335617220050210991201132916450
00000033333335617220050210991201132900
000000333333311018121078411331236138600
1956 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333326229836640946351511381206135715262161
33333333338927432138042748072311611256141317380
00000033338927432138042748072311611256141300
000000333317628634339544549893011831307147000
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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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