Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,691,602
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1960 5C PF obverse 1960 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The hobby of coin collecting reached its apex of broad appeal during the years 1960-64, and this trend received a huge boost with the discovery of the 1960 Small Date cent in a portion of that year's proof sets. Since proof sales had already closed before the variety was discovered, this had no impact on 1960's mintage.

The rise in proof set sales called for a greater number of dies, and when these dies were fresh they created Cameo or even Ultra Cameo proofs, which became more available throughout the 1960s. Enough of the former are available for 1960 nickels that serious collectors should not settle for less.

Numerous doubled-dies are known for 1960 proof nickels, but the standout variety is FS-801, with its quadrupled reverse.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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1960 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2.00 5.00 12.00 15.00 17.00 25.00 110 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 -
1960 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 15.00 25.00 30.00 60.00 175 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 28.00 40.00 -
1960 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 40.00 85.00 350 2150 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 110 -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6543
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1960 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11110940523122559493-5890
-----------------3204115-79
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Total--------------11110940823322600508-5969
 --------------0%0%2%7%39%44%9%- 
1960 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------122722125487-592
-----------------17125-25
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Total---------------122822826692-617
 ---------------0%0%5%37%43%15%- 
1960 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1232710-61
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Total-----------------1232710-61
 -----------------2%38%44%16%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 5C PF CA
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Base333336699912121616203759102123237563661
3333467991012131617264473109161346596694
000000799101213161726447310916134600
000000899111215161931528811619945400
1960 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9991212161620242832374145505412316332090825552853
991012131617212529343842475177136215516145726542996
00000017212529343842475177136215516145700
000000192327313540444853100150268712200600
1960 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333616455967102395471
33333333333334926506279200420495
0000003333333492650627920000
00000033333335133554649029700
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2555
Owner: lightningsquid
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2555
Owner: SBH
 
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