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1945-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4027
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
58,939,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5,900,000 R-1.0 4 / 14 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 650,000 R-1.4 14 / 14 81 / 82
65 or Better 310,000 R-1.7 14 / 14 78 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,900,000
60 or Better 650,000
65 or Better 310,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.4
65 or Better R-1.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 14
65 or Better 14 / 14
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 81 / 82
65 or Better 78 / 82 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1945-S War-Time Nickel was the last of the semi-silver issues before the Mint resumed the use of Nickel in the Five Cent pieces. Gems are abundant, even in grades as high as MS-66. MS-67 examples become quite scarce in the non-Full Steps version. The finest 1945-S Nickel is a single MS-68.