1950 5C (Proof)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS #:
4182
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
51,386
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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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 41,000 R-2.5 9 / 22 TIE 10 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 41,000 R-2.5 8 / 22 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 38,000 R-2.6 8 / 22 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 41,000
60 or Better 41,000
65 or Better 38,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-2.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 22 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 22 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 22 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR68 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1950, production of Proof coins resumed at the Philadelphia after time off to allow the Mint to produce medals for the military during and after World War II. The mintage of the 1950 Proof Set was more than double that of the 1942, indicating a pent-up demand for proof coins. Each of the 1950 Proof Sets contained one Proof coin of each denomination each in an individual cellophane envelope, all of which were stapled together, placed in tissue, and sealed in a small carboard box. Today, sealed original 1950 Proof Sets are quite scarce, as most have been opened and searched for Deep Cameo examples.

Brilliant Proof 1950 Nickels are quite common, but Cameo examples become scarce and Deep Cameo Proofs are downright rare. The highest grades awarded by PCGS (as of July 2011) include the following: 18 in PR-68, 36 in PR-67CAM, and 8 in PR67DCAM.