1951-S 5C, FS MS66+ FS Certification #25598572, PCGS #84045

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1951-S Jefferson Nickel has one of the lower mintages for the circulation strike series. Only the 1938-P, D, 1939-D,S, 1949-S, 50-P, 50-D, 51-S, and 1955-P have mintages under 10 million. 

The 1951-S appears to be scarce in MS66 grade and higher. Less than 500 examples have been confirmed by PCGS in MS66 condition, with less than handful known in MS67. Examples in MS66 displaying Full Steps are even scarcer with less than 3 dozen known by PCGS and none existing in any higher condition with the Full Steps designation.  

PCGS #
84045
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
7776000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
6
Pop Lower
155
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 55000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
All Grades 55000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 33000 R-2.6 37 / 65 TIE 45 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 55000
All Grades 55000
60 or Better 33000
65 or Better R-2.4
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better 30 / 65 TIE
All Grades 30 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 37 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 79 TIE
All Grades 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 45 / 79 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#1 MS66+FS PCGS grade
MS66FS PCGS grade #2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS66FS PCGS grade