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1947-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4033
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
24,720,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 19,775,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 232,000 R-1.8 41 / 68 TIE 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 165,600 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 19,775,000
60 or Better 232,000
65 or Better 165,600
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 41 / 68 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 68 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 82 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1947-S Jefferson Nickel is somewhat common in most grades. Over 24 million examples were produced and there are numerous other dates with much lower mintages. At the same time, there are many other dates with higher mintages as well. In MS65 condition or lower it is not difficult to obtain and can be purchased at very reasonable prices. Only in MS66 with Full Steps is it very scarce. In MS67 with Full Steps it is rare and usually only serious collectors can own one.