Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,028,144
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 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: 4826
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
6/26/1996 NGC PF 69   Teletrade Auction 0853, 853/Lot# 1261 $11.75
5/20/2007 NGC PF 68   Cameo Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67054, 67054/Lot# 24219 $16.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1245 $57.50
2/14/2008 NGC PF 69   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 222, 228/Lot# 5229 $34.00
11/13/2011 PCGS PF 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/13/2011, 144/Lot# 17187 $25.00
6/10/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/10/2012, 26/Lot# 55016 $6.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1961 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333336165481123489577
33333333333333492963952455180
000000333333334929639524500
00000033333333513417210936700
1961 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base633333333336666376376123255674785
63333333334666164667921673957110
000000333346661646679216739500
0000003333566627547210721153400
1961 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336666999994201304489110324012685
3333334666799937130235366694153624960
0000004666799937130235366694153600
0000005666899966165270427898196800
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 2401
Owner: Wells Collection
 
Grade: PF 68 UC
Points: 1103
Owner: LWB 1950
 
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