1971 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1965 to Date

PCGS #:
4086
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
106,884,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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
9 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 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
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1971, the Mint improved the quality of their Jefferson Nickels production. For the first time in a long time, Full Steps become available in large quantities, which means the collecting focus shifts away from the non-Full Sep versions. It is almost safe to say that the non-Full Sep Nickels certified by PCGS are the ones that didn't "make it." For collectors, this means that the non-Full Step 1971 Nickel is a very affordable coin in most grades. The finest examples certified by PCGS are almost two dozen MS66s.