1939-S 5C Reverse of 1940, FS MS65FS

CERTIFICATION#: 22061026
PCGS#: 894006

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:  In general, the Reverse of 1940 1939-S Nickel is much less common than the Reverse of 1938, but that rule only applies to the non-Full Step versions.  The situation reverses in Full Steps, where the Reverse of 1940 is slightly more common than the Reverse of 1938.  The top examples certified by PGS are in MS66FS.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 6,630,000 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 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 4,900 R-4.0 13 / 65 TIE 16 / 79 TIE

Condition Census

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