1939-D 5C Reverse of 1938, FS MS66+ FS

CERTIFICATION#: 16240102
PCGS#: 84005

Owner's Comments

Homemade-Also 66FS and 67 DDO-1

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:  The 1939-D Nickel is a scarce date with Full Steps, no matter which reverse is considered (both the Reverse of 1938 and the Reverse of 1940 are of approximately equal rarity).  This is a very popular date because of its low mintage, and demand is high for well-struck, high-grade examples.  At the top of the Condition Census for this variety are three PCGS MS67FS's.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,514,000 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 11,000 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 11,000 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 5,600 R-3.8 16 / 65 TIE 19 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade LS Brown Collection
1 MS67FS PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
4 MS66+FS PCGS grade  
4 MS66+FS PCGS grade