1940-S 5C MS66

PCGS#: 4009

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1940-S Nickel is a very common coin with hundreds of examples certified by PCGS at the MS-65 and MS-66 levels.  Superb examples, on the other hand, are extremely rare.  A high percentage of the certified Mint State survivors exhibit full steps, indicating good striking characteristics for this date/mintmark combination.

The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of June 2012) include a single MS-67 (non Full Steps) and 8 MS-67 Full Steps.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 36,690,000 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 18,350,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 110,000 R-1.9 13 / 68 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 28 / 68 TIE 32 / 82 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade