1951-S 5C, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 05552823
PCGS#: 84045

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1951-S Jefferson Nickel has one of the lower mintages for the circulation strike series. Only the 1938-P, D, 1939-D,S, 1949-S, 50-P, 50-D, 51-S, and 1955-P have mintages under 10 million. 

The 1951-S appears to be scarce in MS66 grade and higher. Less than 500 examples have been confirmed by PCGS in MS66 condition, with less than handful known in MS67. Examples in MS66 displaying Full Steps are even scarcer with less than 3 dozen known by PCGS and none existing in any higher condition with the Full Steps designation.  

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 7,776,000 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 55,000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 55,000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 33,000 R-2.6 37 / 65 TIE 45 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade