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2004-P 5C Keel Boat (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1965 to Date

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4156
Designer:
Felix Schlag/Al Maletsky
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
366,720,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 293,376,000 R-1.0 1 / 4 TIE 1 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 264,038,400 R-1.0 1 / 4 TIE 1 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 211,230,720 R-1.0 1 / 4 TIE 1 / 4 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 293,376,000
60 or Better 264,038,400
65 or Better 211,230,720
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 4 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 4 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 4 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 4 TIE
Jaime Hernandez:

In 2004 the Mint introduced two new reverse designs that evoked the historic expedition into the Louisiana Territory. The first was the Peace Medal design and the second and final design was the 2004 Keelboat design.

The 2004-P Keelboat Nickel is plentiful in uncirculated grades of MS60 - MS65. In grades of MS66 it becomes somewhat scarce but yet still easily obtainable. In MS67 grade it is somewhat scarce with possibly several thousand examples in existence but most raw examples will probably never be discovered or preserved due to its large mintage. In MS68 grade, it is almost unobtainable with about 30 examples known with none being higher.

Obverse: The obverse illustrates the same Thomas Jefferson motif used from 1938 to date.

Reverse: The reverse features and angled side view of the keelboat with full sail that transported members of the expedition and their supplies, through the rivers of the Louisiana territory in search of a northwest passage to the Pacific Ocean. The 55 foot keelboat could be sailed, rowed pooled like a raft or towed from the riverbank.