1968-S 5C, FS MS65FS

CERTIFICATION#: 02810260
PCGS#: 84081

Owner's Comments

5 3/4 steps.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Full Step 1968-S Nickels are very rare, but not to the extreme rarity of other contemporary dates.  Unfortunately, though the strike is strong enough to preduce the requisite definition to earn the Full Step designation, the overall quality fails because of excess bagmarking.  The most frequently seen grade for a 1968-S Full Steps Nickel is only PCGS MS64FS, and the finest examples certified by PCGS are only three at the MS66 level.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 103,437,510 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 10,000 R-3.0 7 / 73 7 / 73
60 or Better 10,000 R-3.0 7 / 73 7 / 73
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 7 / 73 7 / 73

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66FS PCGS grade  
1 MS66FS PCGS grade  
1 MS66FS PCGS grade  
4 MS65FS PCGS grade
4 MS65FS PCGS grade