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1953 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 4049, 84049, 4185, 84185

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 46,644,000
Proofs: 128,800

Designer: Felix Schlag

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) to the right of the building on the reverse

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Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Step examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Step examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 50 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 14 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example have graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service