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1938-S 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4002
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
4,105,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2,000,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 230,000 R-1.8 41 / 68 TIE 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 200,000 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000,000
60 or Better 230,000
65 or Better 200,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 41 / 68 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 68 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 82 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1938-S Jefferson Nickel is considered one of the key dates in the series. It has one of the lowest mintages with just over 4 million coins produced. Many examples are still available since many of them got saved and never went into circulation. Most examples will display some weak details on the obverse and reverse designs since they were struck from fairly worn dies. Still a very neat coin considering that it is one of the key dates in the series.