1944-P 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 71125240
PCGS#: 4022

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: From 1942-1945 the U.S. Mint changed the composition of Jefferson Nickels. Prior to 1942 the Mint used nickel as the main composition of the Jefferson Nickel. Beginning in 1942 and up to 1945 the Mint began using copper, silver and manganese to produce the Jefferson Nickels, as the government needed nickel to produce ammunition for the ongoing war. War Nickels have a large mint mark on the reverse of the coins so it is very easy to differentiate them from non-silver nickels. War Nickels can no longer be found in circulation since they contain some silver and carry a premium, additionally because of the larger mint marks on the reverse collectors and the public have already set most of them aside.

The 1944-P Nickel is very common in circulated grades since the Mint struck over 119 million of them. In MS60-MS66 condition they are easily available and can be purchased for less than $25. In MS67 condition is where they become scarce with about 4 dozen that survive or so and with no MS68's known.   

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 119,150,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 12,000,000 R-1.0 4 / 14 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 300,000 R-1.8 6 / 14 TIE 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 140,000 R-1.9 6 / 14 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