Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,149,291
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 PF obverse 1959 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The drop in proof set sales for 1958 revived speculation in modern sets 1936 to date. Sales rose in 1959, falling just short of the 1957 record number. Gems of this date are common, though nearly all are fully brilliant, as the Mint made no effort to preserve the frosted legends and devices that wore away quickly from the dies. Enough Cameo proofs have been certified to be collectable, but Ultra Cameo proofs are rare and command large premiums.

A fairly nice doubled-die reverse variety is known for proof 1959 nickels, but this is rare enough that it has not caught on with general collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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1959 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 0.50 1.00 2.00 3.00 8.00 14.00 18.00 20.00 25.00 110 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 -
1959 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 8.00 14.00 24.00 30.00 35.00 90.00 525 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 33.00 40.00 -
1959 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 325 525 1480 6500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 375 690 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5958
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1959 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1--76627122862247614-5492
------------------153515-65
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Total------------1--76627123012282629-5557
 ------------0%--0%1%5%41%41%11%- 
1959 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------13817518948-451
------------------361-10
-------------------1--1
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Total----------------13817819649-462
 ----------------0%8%39%42%11%- 
1959 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2553-15
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-------------------1--1
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Total-----------------2563-16
 -----------------13%31%38%19%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333336666928549812314333611731340
333333334666715376910613020761512290
000000334666715376910613020761500
000000335666822458311513627289400
1959 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333336666999123759811438651173210942904725
33334666799102044661023849681485283644350
00000066799102044661023849681485283600
000000668991129527412262410701797356300
1959 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336928547281102395471
3333333333334715376075882004200
00000033333347153760758820000
00000033333358224566789529700
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Grade: PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2109
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
Grade: PF 69 CAMEO
Points: 1173
Owner: Allen
 
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