1943-P 5C Doubled Die Obverse, FS MS65FS

CERTIFICATION#: 16404212
PCGS#: 84174

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1943-P Double Die Obverse "Nickel" is one of the most popular varieties of the Jefferson series.  Though it is scarce as a variety, high grade examples seem to be the norm.  As of April 2011, PCGS has certified 183 examples, mostly in the MS-65 and MS-66 grades.  Of the 183 examples, 29 have full steps.  The finest examples graded by PCGS are two MS-67FS's.

This variety is not an arms-length one, so it remains possible to cherry-pick one by examining all 1943-P Nickels.  The doubling is most evident on the date and LIBERTY.  Jefferson's eye shows clear doubling in the form of extra lines that jut out from in front of the eye.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 271,165,000 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 5,600 R-3.8 2 / 14 6 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 5,600 R-3.8 2 / 14 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 1,300 R-4.8 2 / 14 7 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
1 MS67FS PCGS grade  
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade  
3 MS66FS PCGS grade