Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,632,810
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1970 S 5C PF obverse 1970 S 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof set sales declined a bit in 1970, as the speculative market in 1968-S and 1969-S sets finally broke. These had been run up to around $15 per set when first released, quite a sum at the time.

These proofs were very well made in comparison to the sloppy work seen on many issues from the 1950s and '60s. Enough Cameo and Ultra Cameo proofs have been certified to satisfy the demand from advanced collectors and Registry competitors.

Numerous S over S mintmark varieties are known, all of them quite minor.

After 1970 the San Francisco Assay Office ceased coining nickels for general circulation. These had been subject to hoarding by speculators attracted to the S mintmark, and the resumption of nickel coinage at Philadelphia in 1971 was more than sufficient to handle the load.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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1970 S 5C PF
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1970 S 5C PF CA
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1970 S 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15.00 20.00 25.00 40.00 350 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1404
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
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: 11/24/2020 1970 S 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------25428128523037-682
-----------------5283421-88
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Total--------------25428631326458-770
 --------------0%1%5%11%41%34%8%- 
1970 S 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1217104181154-459
-----------------161316-36
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Total---------------1218110194170-495
 ---------------0%0%4%22%39%34%- 
1970 S 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------122416472-263
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Total----------------122416472-263
 ----------------0%1%9%62%27%- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1970 S 5C PF CA
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Base3333333333369121216375981102163201
33333333334710121323446688122176211
0000003333471012132344668812200
0000003333581112153052749514300
1970 S 5C PF UC
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Base3333333691216202428323759811021639081048
33333347101317212529344466881224119551100
000000471013172125293444668812241100
000000581115192327313552749514366000
1970 S 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333336916375981102127
3333333333333471123446688110133
000000333333347112344668800
000000333333358143052749500
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 908
Owner: Beijim
 
Grade: PF 69 UC
Points: 908
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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