1979 5C, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 05773571
PCGS#: 84102

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1979-P Jefferson Nickel is not scarce by any means either in circulated or even in Uncirculated grades of MS60 to MS65. However, it is a very difficult date and mint mark to find with Full Steps details on the reverse design. Out of the hundreds of millions of coins struck for this date and mint mark, less than 100 total examples have been found with Full Steps details on the reverse of the coin.

Most coins with Full Steps details are in MS64 and MS65 condition. In MS66 with Full Steps it becomes very scarce with only about a dozen known and none being finer.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 463,188,000 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 138,956,400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 138,956,400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 41,686,920 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE