Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 160,738,240
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1959 D 5C MS obverse 1959 D 5C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

From the late 1930s through the mid 1950s the Denver Mint had produced the most consistently well made coins, but increasing numbers in the late 1950s brought this serendipitous situation to a rapid decline. Attractive 1959 D nickels may be found with very careful searching, but all Denver Mint nickels of the 1960s are of noticeably lesser quality. The very low population of 5FS nickels for 1959 D is quite telling.

Just a few, very minor RPMs are known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1959 D 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 0.75 3.50 22.00 75.00 - - - -
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1959 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65.00 350 1500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 594
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/22/1999 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1145, 1145/Lot# 1241 $8.75
11/28/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #64, 69/Lot# 231 $12.65
8/20/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66084, 66084/Lot# 23262 $18.00
12/29/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 132274 $6.00
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 203287 $22.00
7/26/2015 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20187 $211.50
7/19/2015 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131530/Lot# 27617 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1959 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333331289288323366437517
333333333333336381553003373904640
0000003333333363815530033739000
0000003333333396322231135241300
1959 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333661698314351395471556
333333333333469431703263664204990
0000003333334694317032636642000
00000033333356137124233938044600
1959 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366121225590821242285245427433057
33333333334681293473131321782341255028480
00000033334681293473131321782341255000
0000003333561012174690171922312398264700
1959 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333661212282827896622332399257428743198
33333333468121728111507138822882457267429820
00000033468121728111507138822882457267400
000000335610122328195737181123442516277400
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 2124
Owner: DRB59
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 2124
Owner: HuD
 
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