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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1960 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 0.36 0.50 1.20 2.00 5.00 12.00 16.00 22.00 35.00 150 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 25.00 -
1960 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 6.00 9.00 17.00 25.00 35.00 60.00 250 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 40.00 -
1960 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14.00 28.00 40.00 125 450 2500 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 60.00 160 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5200
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: 8/20/2018 1960 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11010836119861807356-4629
-----------------3162611-56
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Total--------------11010836420021833367-4685
 --------------0 %0 %2 %8 %43 %39 %8 %- 
1960 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------122620221667-514
-----------------1792-19
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Total---------------122720922569-533
 ---------------0 %0 %5 %39 %42 %13 %- 
1960 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1222410-57
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Total-----------------1222410-57
 -----------------2 %39 %42 %18 %- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/27/1998 NGC PF 69   Teletrade Auction 1053, 1053/Lot# 1189 $23.75
9/18/2006 PCGS PF 69   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8894 $92.00
3/12/2007 NGC PF 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 381 $55.20
5/27/2009 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7420 $373.75
12/2/2012 NGC PF 69   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3391, 3391/Lot# 1243 $65.00
6/29/2014 NGC PF 68   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 88000 $22.00
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 206318 $14.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1960 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333366999121216162032671021432377251028
33334679910121316172444791161744008260
000000799101213161724447911617440000
000000899111215161928559012920656200
1960 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99912121616202428323741455054115163437106627543334
991012131617212529343842475174131254647162929470
00000017212529343842475174131254647162900
00000019232731354044485395147346856219100
1960 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333616456389143502593
3333333333333492651721072635320
00000033333334926517210726300
000000333333351335578012538200
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2754
Owner: SBH
 
Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2754
Owner: Ultra Cameo Collection
 
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