1939-S 5C Reverse of 1938, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 60043814
PCGS#: 84006

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: With Full Steps, the 1939-S Reverse of 1938 Nickel is approximately ten times as rare as the non-Full Step version.  This does not necessarily make it an expensive coin, just that it makes it a little more difficult for a collector to find an example.  The typical grade is MS65FS. None have been certified finer than MS66 by PCGS, and the finest example is a single PCGS MS66+FS.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 6,630,000 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 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6,200 R-3.7 18 / 65 21 / 79

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FS PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade