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.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1970 S 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 0.30 0.40 0.50 1.15 2.00 4.00 9.00 15.00 19.00 25.00 -
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1970 S 5C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.75 9.00 16.00 19.00 22.00 75.00 -
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1970 S 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 42.00 475 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1270
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 67
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/11/1999 PCGS PF 68   Cameo Teletrade Auction 1122, 1122/Lot# 1199 $14.75
4/23/2009 NGC PF 68   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 364, 370/Lot# 7414 $24.00
1/5/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 161518 $9.00
6/8/2014 NGC PF 69   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 195338 $110.00
1/8/2017 PCGS PF 69   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131703/Lot# 25491 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1970 5C PF S Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336912162032637689288348
333333333347101317244267801553080
0000003333471013172442678015500
0000003333581115192853728522200
1970 5C PF S Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336912162024283237598110217111031265
333333471013172125293444668812548211570
000000471013172125293444668812548200
000000581115192327313552749514879200
1970 5C PF S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333333612325976102131
3333333333333348194165851120
00000033333333481941658500
000000333333335102550709300
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Grade: PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 1103
Owner: Beijim
 
Grade: PF 69 UC
Points: 1103
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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