1943-S 5C, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 21282191
PCGS#: 84021

Owner's Comments

George Sanders

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1943-S Jefferson Nickel is part of the series of War-time Silver Nickels that ran from mid-1942 to 1945.  The Mint struck over 100 million pieces, many of which were saved in Uncirculated condition by collectors and accumulators.  PCGS has graded thousands of Mint State examples, mostly in MS66.  Likewise, 1943-S Nickels with Full Steps are fairly common, but still remain roughly 2-3 times as rare as non-Full Steps (at least among those that have been certified so far).  None have been graded finer than MS67 by PCGS.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 104,060,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 210,000 R-1.8 12 / 14 70 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 210,000 R-1.8 12 / 14 70 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 11 / 14 TIE 67 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade
1 MS67FS PCGS grade
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
1 MS67FS PCGS grade