1942-S 5C, FS MS66FS

CERTIFICATION#: 40058117
PCGS#: 84017

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1942-S "Silver" Nickel is a very common coin and is one of the better-preserved of all the "War" Nickels.  The majority of Mint State survivors are in Gem condition, especially in the MS-65 and MS-66 grades.  Full Step versioins represent approximately 10% of the coins certified to date.  The finest examples certified by PCGS as of January 2012 include 64 MS-67 non-Full Step versions and 10 MS-67 Full Steps.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 32,900,000 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 32,000 R-2.6 5 / 14 26 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 32,000 R-2.6 5 / 14 26 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 13,000 R-2.9 4 / 14 TIE 25 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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