1949 5C, FS MS65FS

CERTIFICATION#: 07957235
PCGS#: 84037

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This year the Philadelphia Mint struck very poor quality coins for circulation. The 1949-P Lincoln Cent, 1949-P Jefferson Nickel, 1949-P Washington Quarter and the 1949-P Franklin Half Dollars are some of the worst coins produced by the Philadelphia Mint from about 1940-1964.  

It is very difficult to find any of these examples in MS66 condition. Some issues don't even exist in MS67 condition. For the Jefferson Nickel, it is very difficult to find any example in MS66 condition with or without Full Steps. There are less than 100 examples certified by PCGS in MS66 without the Full Steps designation with few being graded higher. In MS66 Full Steps, there are less than 5 known and none being graded higher. One of the more difficult issues in high grade condition.  

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 60,652,000 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 13,500 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 13,500 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6,800 R-3.6 19 / 65 22 / 79

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade  
2 MS65FS PCGS grade  
2 MS65FS PCGS grade