1961-D 5C, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS65FS

PCGS MS65FS

PCGS MS64+FS

PCGS MS64+FS

PCGS MS64FS

PCGS MS64FS

PCGS #:
84070
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
229,342,760
Mint:
Denver
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 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 65 3 / 79
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 65 3 / 79
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 2 / 65 TIE 3 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 400
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 65
60 or Better 2 / 65
65 or Better 2 / 65 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 79
60 or Better 3 / 79
65 or Better 3 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65FS PCGS grade  PCGS #84070 (MS, Full Step)     65

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS64FS PCGS grade
2 MS64FS PCGS grade
 PCGS #84070 (MS, Full Step)     65 #1 MS65FS PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS64FS PCGS grade
#2 MS64FS PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1961-D Jefferson Nickel is one of the toughest if not the toughest coin in the series to find with the Full Steps designation. As of 2011 PCGS has only graded three examples in all grades combined with the Full Steps designation. The reverse for this date and mint mark tends to be very weakly struck from worn dies. And as a result, the reverse of the coin lacks the Full Steps details.