As of May, 2024, a 1951 Nickel, CAM in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $42.00 and $525.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $1,380.00 in the 03/16/2006 by renowned auctioneer Bowers & Merena, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Felix Schlag
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 21.20 millimeters
Weight: 5.00 grams
Mintage: 57,500
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

1951 Nickel, Cam (Proof) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State42.00525.00145.45

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1951 Jefferson Nickel. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1951 Nickel (Regular Strike),500.00
1951-D Nickel (Regular Strike)
1951-S Nickel (Regular Strike)
1951 Nickel (Proof)N/AN/A22.00200.00
1951 Nickel, FS (Regular Strike)N/AN/A20.007,500.00
1951-D Nickel, FS (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6.003,150.00
1951-S Nickel, FS (Regular Strike)N/AN/A20.007,250.00
1951 Nickel, DCAM (Proof)N/AN/A300.004,750.00
1951 Nickel DDO FS-101 (Proof)N/AN/A44.00600.00
1951 Nickel DDO FS-101 (032.5), CAM (Proof)N/AN/A48.00525.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1951 Nickel, Cam (Proof) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

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  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1951 Nickel, CAM (Proof) coin across various grades from MS-64 to MS-69. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-67 having the highest max price $1,380.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1951 Nickel, CAM (Proof).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1951 Nickel, CAM (Proof) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 84.89% share, followed by Great Collections / David Lawrence RC with 8.63% / 2.88% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1951 Nickel, CAM (Proof) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-65PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions70.5011/05/2023
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0005/17/2023
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions384.0005/10/2023
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions77.0002/15/2023
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions432.0011/02/2022
MS-68+NGCHeritage Auctions420.0007/13/2022
MS-68PCGSDavid Lawrence RC425.0007/03/2022
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions276.0006/06/2022
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions71.0010/27/2021
MS-67NGCStack's Bowers85.0005/25/2021
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions80.0005/05/2021
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions94.0010/21/2020
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions300.0010/21/2020
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0009/23/2020
MS-66NGCStack's Bowers115.0007/29/2020
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions264.0004/08/2020
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions94.0004/08/2020
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions81.0003/18/2020
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions264.0002/19/2020
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions264.0012/26/2018
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions456.0006/17/2018
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC65.0002/26/2018
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions504.0001/03/2018
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions84.0011/21/2017
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions47.0011/21/2017
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions312.0009/12/2017
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions74.0008/29/2017
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions47.0008/22/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions114.0004/25/2017
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions53.0004/18/2017
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions329.0004/18/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions129.2502/14/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions109.0002/07/2017
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions329.0001/24/2017
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0011/08/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions352.5010/31/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions376.0010/31/2016
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions37.0010/18/2016
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions99.0009/25/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions258.5009/07/2016
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions517.0009/07/2016
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions305.5008/16/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions517.0008/10/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions89.0008/09/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions119.0006/14/2016
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions940.0006/08/2016
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions446.5005/24/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions176.2505/17/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions705.0003/03/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions129.2503/01/2016
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions188.0001/10/2016
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions705.0010/29/2015
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions129.2506/30/2015
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions423.0004/05/2015
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions822.5001/07/2015
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions199.7512/07/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections94.6011/02/2014
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions141.0011/02/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections72.6610/19/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections83.6010/05/2014
MS-68NGCGreat Collections308.0009/28/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections63.4608/31/2014
MS-67NGCGreat Collections110.0006/15/2014
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions92.0004/28/2014
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions305.5004/23/2014
MS-64PCGSGreat Collections121.0003/02/2014
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections77.0008/25/2013
MS-66NGCGreat Collections48.0007/14/2013
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions82.0007/08/2013
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions142.0004/29/2013
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions382.0004/24/2013
MS-66PCGSGreat Collections138.0003/17/2013
MS-67NGCGreat Collections145.0003/03/2013
MS-66NGCGreat Collections63.0002/17/2013
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions84.0009/10/2012
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions112.0008/13/2012
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions546.0002/03/2011
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions138.0010/04/2010
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions150.0003/22/2010
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions115.0002/15/2010
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions863.0002/03/2010
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions127.0002/03/2010
MS-67PCGSDavid Lawrence RC184.0012/10/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0011/02/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions173.0008/19/2009
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions633.0007/31/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions109.0006/17/2009
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions299.0005/01/2009
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions489.0004/01/2009
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions98.0002/01/2009
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions345.0001/01/2009
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions86.0010/20/2008
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions546.0009/01/2008
MS-68PCGSHeritage Auctions1,265.0009/01/2008
MS-66PCGSDavid Lawrence RC121.0003/24/2008
MS-69NGCBowers & Merena1,208.0002/28/2008
MS-66NGCHeritage Auctions81.0002/13/2008
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions633.0011/06/2007
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions75.0010/01/2007
MS-69NGCHeritage Auctions805.0005/01/2007
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions184.0003/20/2007
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions161.0002/21/2007
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions276.0010/24/2006
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions207.0008/13/2006
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions161.0007/11/2006
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions104.0005/03/2006
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions207.0005/01/2006
MS-67NGCBowers & Merena1,380.0003/16/2006
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions184.0001/09/2006
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions150.0011/07/2005
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions219.0011/06/2005
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions230.0009/26/2005
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions207.0009/26/2005
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions403.0003/28/2005
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions196.0002/09/2005
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions184.0001/17/2005
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions196.0012/13/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions59.0011/08/2004
MS-65PCGSHeritage Auctions69.0009/22/2004
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions66.0008/18/2004
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions334.0007/26/2004
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions259.0006/07/2004
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions219.0003/17/2004
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0001/12/2004
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions230.0001/07/2004
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions102.0011/17/2003
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions242.0008/27/2003
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions90.0005/07/2003
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions178.0002/01/2003
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions236.0001/29/2003
MS-68ICGHeritage Auctions69.0011/25/2002
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions178.0009/29/2002
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions144.0008/20/2002
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions236.0005/01/2002
MS-68NGCHeritage Auctions102.0001/15/2002
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions299.0011/18/2001
MS-67NGCHeritage Auctions93.0011/18/2001
MS-67PCGSHeritage Auctions135.0008/09/2001
MS-66ICGHeritage Auctions32.0009/28/2000