1968-S 5C, FS MS65FS Certification #02810260, PCGS #84081

Owner's Comments

5 3/4 steps.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Full Step 1968-S Nickels are very rare, but not to the extreme rarity of other contemporary dates.  Unfortunately, though the strike is strong enough to preduce the requisite definition to earn the Full Step designation, the overall quality fails because of excess bagmarking.  The most frequently seen grade for a 1968-S Full Steps Nickel is only PCGS MS64FS, and the finest examples certified by PCGS are only three at the MS66 level.

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Mintage
103437510
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
9
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 7 / 73 7 / 73
All Grades 10000 R-3.0 7 / 73 7 / 73
60 or Better 2500 R-4.5 7 / 73 7 / 73

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66FS PCGS grade
1 MS66FS PCGS grade
1 MS66FS PCGS grade
4 MS65FS PCGS grade PCGS #84081 (MS, Full Step)     65
4 MS65FS PCGS grade