1946 5C, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 02797974
PCGS#: 84028

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This year the Mint transitioned back to producing Jefferson Nickels out of copper-nickel and eliminating any silver content. In all circulated grades most coins are very common. In MS64 condition they begin to be somewhat scarce but very easily and affordably obtainable. In MS65 it is a little scarcer but there are still thousands of examples in existence. In MS66 it is now a condition census coin since there are probably less than a thousand examples known and with Full Steps it is almost unheard of in MS66 condition. Probably less than 50 examples survive in MS66 displaying Full Steps. There are no examples known in MS67 condition or higher.  

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 161,116,000 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 65,000 R-2.3 37 / 65 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 65,000 R-2.3 37 / 65 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 37,000 R-2.6 37 / 65 TIE 45 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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