1942-P 5C Type 2 PR68

PCGS#: 4180

Owner's Comments

A pleasant mixtue of gold and sea-green colors frame the lighter steel-blue centers

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1942-P Type 2 Nickel in Proof was a late entry to the coin market.  It was struck after the Mint had shifted to production of the silver war-time alloy and after all the Proof sets had been struck and sold to collectors.  Thus, the 1942-P Type 2 Nickel was only available for purchase as a single coin.  The total mintage of the Proof Type 2 Nickel was 27,600 pieces, compared to 29,600 of the Proof Type 1 Nickels.

As of July 2011, PCGS had certified over 4,500 Proof Type 2 Nickels, virtually all of which were Brilliant (non-Cameo) Proofs.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PR-69. 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Felix Schlag Edge: Plain
Mintage: 27,600 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 22,000 R-2.7 1 / 1 8 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 16,500 R-2.8 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade