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1938-D 5C Jefferson (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4001
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
5,376,000
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,300,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 450,000 R-1.6 65 / 68 TIE 75 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 425,000 R-1.6 67 / 68 81 / 82
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,300,000
60 or Better 450,000
65 or Better 425,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.6
65 or Better R-1.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 65 / 68 TIE
65 or Better 67 / 68
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 75 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 81 / 82

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #4001 (MS)     67
4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
PCGS #4001 (MS)     67 #4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1938-D Jefferson Nickel is considered a semi-key date because of its low mintage. Nonetheless, high grade examples bound, and even Gem examples are plentiful. Superb (MS67) examples are scarce, but over 200 of them have been certified by PCGS. This is one of the few dates in the pre-1965 era where MS68 examples exist.