Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,248,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1959 5C MS obverse 1959 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint's experiment with an enlarged star between LIBERTY and the date was abandoned after 1958, and this feature returned to its normal size.

Collectors will need to shop carefully for this issue, as the quality of luster, strike and surfaces all vary wildly. Fortunately the late 1950s through the mid 1960s was the era of BU roll and bag hoarding, with countless Mint State survivors from which to choose. 5FS coins are quite scarce, 6FS pieces being genuinely rare.

Several minor doubled-die reverse varieties are known, one of which is strong enough to have fairly broad appeal. As of this writing, an example had not been submitted to NGC.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1959 5C MS
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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 0.75 4.00 18.00 110 - - - -
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1959 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 300 - - - - -
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1959 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 75.00 850 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 634
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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11/3/2003 PCGS MS 63   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1801, 1801/Lot# 1108 $11.00
6/6/2005 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2049, 2049/Lot# 1133 $2,200.00
2/10/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131308/Lot# 28124 $58.00
9/15/2013 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 137554 $10.00
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10291 $750.00
3/29/2015 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131514/Lot# 21104 $32.00
7/26/2015 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20186 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 5C MS Prooflike
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Base3333333333333661681426477527620725
333333333333469381964434945586550
0000003333334693819644349455800
00000033333356135931146051058900
1959 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base33333333333669912328815581686182020522306
333333333346794717871116011731189721370
000000333346794717871116011731189700
0000003333568985233113516431775197500
1959 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base3333333336699121223782016441777191721582422
333333334679101287431109516881824199722460
000000334679101287431109516881824199700
0000003356891112162626136917331870207800
1959 5C MS
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Base3333333333333331272395442489579678
333333333333336321804114585196120
0000003333333363218041145851900
0000003333333395228742647354900
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1558
Owner: DRB59
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 1558
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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