PCGS Auction Prices

1939-D Jefferson Nickel. MS-68 FS (PCGS).

Original Lot at Stack's Bowers

Lot #
5169
Grade
MS68FS
Sale Price
$26,400.00
AUCTION RECORD

Auction Details

Firm Sale Type Name Date Notes Lot
Stack's Bowers Auction August 2019 ANA U.S. Coins Auction Rosemont, IL Aug-2019 Impressive Strike and Condition Rarity 1939-D Nickel 1939-D Jefferson Nickel. MS-68 FS (PCGS). The scarcer variety from the second year of Jefferson Nickel production. Faint gold and peach tones dominate the patina, with tinges of powder blue accenting the rims. The luster is uniform and satiny across each side, complementing the overall untouched surfaces. Writing in his Encyclopedia (1988), Walter Breen postulated that this reverse type "comprises possibly 40% of survivors." It currently represents 45% of the 1939-D nickel population certified by PCGS which confirms Breen's suspicion with surprising accuracy. This variety is remarkably challenging in grades above MS-66, and exponentially more so when the Full Step detail is considered. The present example is the very finest of this exclusive population and sits alone at the top of the PCGS Population Report. An important and undeniable opportunity for the advanced Jefferson collector. PCGS Population: 1; none finer. PCGS# 894005. NGC ID: 22TA. Click here for certification details from PCGS.

PCGS Set Registry

This coin is currently in the Set Registry inventory of DLH and is featured in one or more sets, including D. L. Hansen. Jefferson Nickels FS. (1938-1964).