Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73,640,100
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1961 5C MS obverse 1961 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As in 1960, the best thing that may be said for the Philadelphia Mint nickels of this year is that they're not as bad as the 1961 D nickels. Most are reasonably well struck, but poor quality planchets and worn, furrowed dies had a negative impact on luster and surfaces. Full step coins are quite rare.

Numerous doubled-die varieties are known for the proofs of this date, but currency pieces have just a very few and quite minor ones.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1961 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 3.00 16.00 75.00 450 - - -
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1961 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 3000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/2/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2034, 2034/Lot# 1187 $26.00
9/24/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2426, 2426/Lot# 1158 $53.00
11/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67113, 67113/Lot# 23273 $11.00
12/18/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131152/Lot# 26165 $47.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 203308 $68.00
1/6/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 9622 $1,175.00
4/17/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131617/Lot# 27528 $32.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333339632881066116313301515
333333333333335271385471098121913920
000000333333335271385471098121900
000000333333337452138071131127400
1961 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333366612813141131126614441639
333333333334668351595861176132515090
000000333334668351595861176132500
0000003333356610582368591221138500
1961 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333369121620371022011928300932163434366240494467
3333334710131726591357772288307832893510379141880
0000004710131726591357772288307832893510379100
00000058111519318016813522649314733613586392000
1961 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333912162028451232202029314933633588397043814823
33333351013172334711558232402322034383715410745280
00000051013172334711558232402322034383715410700
000000711151925399718814262776329235133843424400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1066
Owner: GILMORE
 
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