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1939-S 5C Reverse of 1938 (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
4006
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
6,630,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,650,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 170,000 R-1.9 13 / 68 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 145,000 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,650,000
60 or Better 170,000
65 or Better 145,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 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 16 / 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
8 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #4006 (MS)     66
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 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
PCGS #4006 (MS)     66 #8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1939-S Reverse of 1938 Nickel is a very common coin, with hundreds of certified examples in MS65 and MS66. However, in MS67, the population drops off a cliff, and a true-condtion-rarity is created.