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: 8/13/2020

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1968 S 5C MS
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$ - - - - - - - - 2.00 7.00 15.00 50.00 - -
1968 S 5C MS 6FS
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1968 S 5C MS 5FS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 474
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1968 S 5C MS
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Base----------2---436163233241--463
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Total----------2---436164235241--466
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1968 S 5C MS 5FS
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Base---------------164----11
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Total---------------164----11
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1968 S 5C MS PL
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Base3333333333366661645155966105612101393
3333333333466692682425996110712710
0000003333466692682425996110700
0000003333566613351186961026115900
1968 S 5C MS 5FS
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Base33333333369121620241066139336943935418746145073
3333333347101317213711175216037744019432947670
0000003347101317213711175216037744019432900
0000003358111519237191284292738554103447200
1968 S 5C MS 6FS
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Base3333333691216202428321131147238574105436648065279
333333471013172125293981245226739404192451349640
000000471013172125293981245226739404192451300
000000581115192327317651358306240224279465900
1968 S 5C MS
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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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