1953 5C, DC PR68DC

CERTIFICATION#: 22048842
PCGS#: 94185

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1953 Proof Jefferson Nickel is fairly common as over 120,000 coins were struck for this issue. The 1953 Proof Jefferson Nickel becomes scarce in PR68 condition or higher. However, there are still hundreds of examples that grade PR68 but they usually sell at a much higher premium than PR67 examples. Examples in PR69 are truly scarce with less than a dozen known and none surviving in any finer condition. This issue is also very scarce in Deep Cameo condition. At PCGS we have seen less than two dozen examples that display a Deep Cameo surface for this issue.   

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 128,800 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 550 R-5.9 4 / 15 5 / 16
60 or Better 550 R-5.9 4 / 15 5 / 16
65 or Better 450 R-6.1 4 / 15 5 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68DCAM PCGS grade  
2 PR67DCAM PCGS grade
2 PR67DCAM PCGS grade  
2 PR67DCAM PCGS grade  
2 PR67DCAM PCGS grade