Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,787,297,160
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1964 D 5C MS obverse 1964 D 5C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The enormous mintage of 1964-dated nickels from the Denver Mint was the product of a date freeze imposed by Congress. In fact, more than two-thirds of 1964-D nickels were actually coined during 1965.

With such a large number produced, one would expect a significant population of full step pieces, but the opposite is true. These nickels were a rush job intended to address a nationwide coin shortage, and very little care was used. Weak strikes from worn dies are the rule, though gems do exist if one overlooks full details as a criterion.

This issue offers one of the better RPM varieties in the Jefferson series, as well as several lesser ones. The few doubled-dies known for 1964-D are of little interest to anyone but variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1964 D 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 3.85 18.00 100.00 1000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1964 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 800 6000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 420
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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2/4/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1840, 1840/Lot# 1130 $11.00
8/28/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 239 $23.00
1/15/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 11498 $57.00
1/12/2009 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2639, 2639/Lot# 1145 $14.00
9/16/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 68571 $10.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203261 $20.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7581 $881.25
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 9626 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1964 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333312723661707184320782333
333333333333336321708131752192121630
000000333333336321708131752192100
0000003333333395226812601798200000
1964 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333316813951799194121902456
333333333333337381868631846202422790
000000333333337381868631846202400
00000033333333125929013311894210700
1964 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333272106143190141639524205447049185399
3333333333134583118159599226140364293461950780
0000003333134583118159599226140364293461900
00000033332259951311741007310741214382476900
1964 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333781123163201150541414403467751415637
3333333333145295136176636238442284494483253060
0000003333145295136176636238442284494483200
000000333326661091501881070326243164586498600
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Grade: MS 67 5FS
Points: 4205
Owner: Mercury Project
 
Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 3952
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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