1940-S 5C, FS MS65FS

CERTIFICATION#: 21282189
PCGS#: 84009

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1940-S Nickel is a very common coin with hundreds of examples certified by PCGS at the MS-65 and MS-66 levels.  Superb examples, on the other hand, are extremely rare.  A high percentage of the certified Mint State survivors exhibit full steps, indicating good striking characteristics for this date/mintmark combination.

The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of January 2012) include a single MS-67 (non Full Steps) and 8 MS-67 Full Steps.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 36,690,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 105,000 R-1.9 48 / 65 TIE 58 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 105,000 R-1.9 48 / 65 TIE 58 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 45,000 R-2.5 44 / 65 TIE 53 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade LS Brown Collection
1 MS67FS PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
1 MS67FS PCGS grade