Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: "Denver, San Francisco"
Mintage: 156,208,283
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1966 5C MS obverse 1966 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The initials of designer Felix Schlag were added to the obverse below Jefferson's bust beginning with this year's nickels. This change was made to the existing master hub by carving out space for them in Jefferson's coat.

The entire mintage of 1966 nickels was produced during the final five months of that year, as the earlier months had been devoted to back-dated 1964 and 1965 coins. Though this issue carries no mintmark, all 1966 nickels were coined at Denver (103,546,700) and San Francisco (52,661,583).

Gems of this issue are not especially rare, and satisfactory coins may be found. Precious few, however, will display 5FS, while 6FS coins are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1966 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.22 0.25 0.30 0.36 1.80 15.00 125 1450 - - -
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1966 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/27/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 172, 178/Lot# 154 $97.75
6/11/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2541, 2541/Lot# 1263 $14.00
11/16/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2612, 2612/Lot# 1335 $14.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175796 $21.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 203268 $12.00
10/3/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8778 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1966 5C MS Prooflike
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3333333346666672820210452249245527500
0000003346666672820210452249245500
0000003356666684833616202303255100
1966 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base33333333333612161112464264328313029323735923975
33333333334813488952524270628973098335537200
00000033334813488952524270628973098335500
0000003333510157916802583276829633168347400
1966 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base3333333336121637592372585277029653170338537514146
333333334813234411810202647283530333242350738830
000000334813234411810202647283530333242350700
0000003351015305217818022708290031023313362900
1966 5C MS
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Base3333333333333336594372087224525252810
333333333333334241859872140233826200
000000333333334241859872140233800
0000003333333354131115372192243200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2087
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 437
Owner: asdfgh
 
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