1946-S 5C, FS MS67FS

CERTIFICATION#: 02797976
PCGS#: 84030

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: With over 13 million made, the 1946-S Nickel is a very common coin.  However, fully struck examples with full steps on the reverse are a different story.  Those coins represent a small portion of the overall population and they are very popular with collectors.  Currently, the 1946-S Nickel with Full Steps is slightly more common then the 1946 Philadelphia issue but much less common than the 1946-D.  Fortunately, many of the certified examples are in high grade and are reasonably affordable.  The best example certified by PCGS is a single MS67FS.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 13,560,000 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 100,000 R-2.0 44 / 65 TIE 53 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 44 / 65 TIE 53 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 55,000 R-2.4 48 / 65 TIE 58 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade