1955 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4056
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
7,888,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS 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 6,250,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 250,000 R-1.8 41 / 68 TIE 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 120,000 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6,250,000
60 or Better 250,000
65 or Better 120,000
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 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1955-P Jefferson Nickel is one of the lower mintage coins in the series. It has a mintage of just over 8 million. Compare this to the mintage of the 1957-D, just a couple years later which has a mintage of over 136 million. Therefore, the 1955-P Nickel is a little tougher date.

Most 1955-P Jefferson Nickels were struck in poor quality. Uncirculated examples are scarce in MS66 condition, with probably no more than a couple hundred or less and that number might actually be less where there may even be less than 100 known.