Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,360,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1965 SMS 5C MS obverse 1965 SMS 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The suspension of proof sets and regular Uncirculated sets during 1965-67 left collectors frustrated, and the U. S. Mint devised an alternative that combined the two. Polished dies were combined with regular planchets and presses to produce this hybrid product labeled a Special Mint Set. These were produced at the San Francisco Assay Office, and all the 1965-dated sets were actually struck during the early months of 1966.

Like the proofs of 1950, the 1965 SMS nickels are known with either satiny or fully prooflike fields. Both versions are fairly common in gem condition, though they rarely attain the very high grades of the 1964 proofs. Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins are also more rare than for true proofs of the years immediately preceding.

NGC did not certify 5FS or 6FS on SMS coins for many years, so the certified population data may not be representative of actual rarity.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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1965 SMS 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.00 10.00 15.00 18.00 390 750 -
1965 SMS 5C MS CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 6.75 6.75 6.75 8.00 10.75 16.25 20.25 125 1790 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 -
1965 SMS 5C MS UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 600 650 5000 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3831
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 66
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: 9/29/2020 1965 SMS 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11210475420231871-3082
----------------1220---23
-----------------1----1
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Total--------------11210575720431871-3106
 --------------0%0%3%24%66%6%0%- 
1965 SMS 5C MS CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------185327337620--731
-----------------572--14
-----------------11---2
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Total--------------185327938422--747
 --------------0%1%7%37%51%3%-- 
1965 SMS 5C MS UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------279---18
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Total----------------279---18
 ----------------11%39%50%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1965 SMS 5C MS CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base66699991216202424242428416381437232926072909
66799910131721242424253248692001068242227080
00000010131721242424253248692001068242200
00000011151923242424273756753181698251400
1965 SMS 5C MS UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6669912121620242832414559674127113333817406444824931
667910121317212529354250264873129221613899420346320
0000001317212529354250264873129221613899420300
00000015192327313844544691072131229893982434300
1965 SMS 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333333361637597297414501647
333333333333349234463373113315160
000000333333349234463373113300
0000003333333513305268673129100
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Grade: MS 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3817
Owner: lightningsquid
 
Grade: MS 67 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3817
Owner: SBH
 
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