1930-S 5C AG3

PCGS#: 3970

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1930-S is an interesting issue. It is fairly common in circulated grades, but it is definitely scarce in mint state. It is way rarer in mint state and Gem condition than the San Francisco Mint issues that follow, including the ultra low mintage 1931-S. The 1930-S is usually decently struck by S-Mint Buffalo nickel standards. Luster is usually very frosty and iridescent.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 5,435,000 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 8,000 R-3.4 28 / 69 TIE 28 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 2,200 R-4.5 38 / 69 TIE 38 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade