1951 high relief 5 cent

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Sammeli
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1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by Sammeli » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:01 pm

Wondering what this coin should be graded at and what would be a reasonable price for it
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coinguy
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Re: 1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by coinguy » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:33 pm

From the pictures supplied, I would say EF40.
Checking eBay sold prices and these would be certified coins,
a clean EF40 average price is $863.00 but one with scratches the price drops to $331.00.
Are you buying or selling? A coin like this should really be certified to get a more accurate grade and price.

Sammeli
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Re: 1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by Sammeli » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:53 pm

I’m buying it. It’s in better grade than mine.

Hot Brass
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Re: 1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by Hot Brass » Mon Aug 08, 2022 4:57 am

Please excuse my ignorance,but what is so 'special' about this 5 cent piece?...I am trying to learn something.ThanksHB

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Re: 1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by coinguy » Mon Aug 08, 2022 7:40 am

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In 1951, the mint switched to nickel plated steel coins and produced a set of
low relief dies to strike the coins as the steel was not as easy to strike as the nickel coins.
By mistake, some nickels were struck with the 1950 High Relief obverse die and these are
the ones that became valuable.

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Re: 1951 high relief 5 cent

Post by Hot Brass » Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:24 am

Thanks,HB

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