1938 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 13108937
PCGS#: 4000

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This is the first year of issue for the Jefferson Nickel series. Felix Schlag was awarded $1,000 for submitting the winning design for the Jefferson Nickel. The Mint struck a reasonable amount of coins this first year to meet the public demand. It struck just over 19 millions coins at the Philadelphia Mint which is considered a large mintage in the series.  Compare this mintage to that of the 1938-D where the Mint only struck about 5 million and for the 1938-S it only struck around 4 million coins. This is why today there are still more 1938-P Nickels available than for its D and S mint mark counterparts, even though they were struck the same year.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 19,496,000 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 8,500,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 170,000 R-1.9 13 / 68 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 140,000 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 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