Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,028,144
Catalog: KM-A192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1961 5C PF obverse 1961 5C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Proof set sales for 1961 nearly doubled over the previous year, much of this speculative interest being attributable to the Small Date proof cents of 1960. The coin market in general was in overdrive for the next several years, before crashing at the end of 1964.

This date is readily available in all grades through PF 68, though only a small percentage will display contrasting fields and devices. Cameo proofs are common enough to be collectable at premium prices, but Ultra Cameos are for the most determined collectors.

The dramatic rise in proof mintages came with a commensurate increase in doubled-die varieties, but the only one significant to gain general interest in the TDO variety FS-801.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1961 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 0.30 0.45 0.60 1.20 2.00 4.50 13.50 20.00 30.00 145 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1961 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9.50 16.00 19.00 30.00 65.00 225 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 -
1961 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23.00 50.00 80.00 145 475 1900 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 58.00 90.00 185 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4198
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/14/1999 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Teletrade Auction 1186, 1186/Lot# 1200 $196.20
8/6/2000 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 1342, 1342/Lot# 1056 $32.75
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1246 $78.00
11/22/2007 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 197, 203/Lot# 5285 $3.45
7/31/2009 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 7563 $402.50
6/22/2014 PCGS PF 68   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 34858 $74.80
6/29/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 87987 $18.00
7/6/2014 NGC PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 87977 $14.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3666999121216202432374554678194115278908
4667991012131721273440485872851011694880
00000010121317212734404858728510116900
00000011121519232935425163769010822400
1961 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669912121216202428374145546372123143175323
667910121213172125313842485766891301542240
00000012131721253138424857668913015400
000000121519232734404451606910613616400
1961 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base669912121216202428324150599417924840987521922459
679101212131721252935445371122202302564131422810
000000131721252935445371122202302564131400
000000151923273138475682151225355720175300
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2192
Owner: The Wells Collection
 
Grade: PF 69
Points: 278
Owner: ILJC#70
 
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