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SERIES: Jefferson Five Cents 1965 to Date
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1971 5C (Regular Strike)

PCGS #:
4086
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
106,884,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$127 • PCGS MS66 • 2-14-2010 • Heritage
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1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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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.