Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 100,396,004
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1968 S 5C MS obverse 1968 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint actually out-produced Denver in nickels this year, an unusual situation indeed. This issue was widely hoarded, due to the novelty of both an obverse mintmark and the return of the letter 'S' to coinage. Gems are thus common, yet coins having either 5FS or 6FS remain quite rare.

Doubled-dies seem to have been confined to San Francisco's proof nickels, while the currency strikes do feature at least one worthwhile RPM variety that has not been well publicized.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1968 S 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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 0.60 3.00 10.00 35.00 350 - - -
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1968 S 5C MS Five Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 450 700 4650 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 401
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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12/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66123, 66123/Lot# 23744 $575.00
6/11/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 870 $9.20
7/27/2008 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2562, 2562/Lot# 1293 $50.00
8/24/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2912, 2912/Lot# 1056 $7.00
1/31/2011 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3005, 3005/Lot# 1328 $23.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 150171 $8.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 62   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20149 $173.90
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7582 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1968 5C MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333366661645155966105612101393
3333333333466692682425996110712710
0000003333466692682425996110700
0000003333566613351186961026115900
1968 5C MS S Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333369121620241066139336943935418746145073
3333333347101317213711175216037744019432947670
0000003347101317213711175216037744019432900
0000003358111519237191284292738554103447200
1968 5C MS S Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333691216202428321131147238574105436648065279
333333471013172125293981245226739404192451349640
000000471013172125293981245226739404192451300
000000581115192327317651358306240224279465900
1968 5C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333333393714390899411421309
3333333333333351872398937104311980
0000003333333351872398937104300
00000033333333728108653965109300
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Grade: MS 66 5FS
Points: 3694
Owner: chunk-it
 
Grade: MS 64 5FS
Points: 1066
Owner: James G. Berline
 
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