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1939-S 5C Reverse of 1940 (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
94006
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 665,000 R-1.4 6 / 68 TIE 9 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 2 / 68 2 / 82
65 or Better 13,500 R-2.9 2 / 68 4 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 665,000
60 or Better 20,000
65 or Better 13,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.4
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 68
65 or Better 2 / 68
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 82
65 or Better 4 / 82 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

As a date, the 1939-S is attractive because of its low mintage. The Reverse of 1940 is even more attractive because, compared to the Reverse of 1938, the former is almost ten times as rare as the latter. The typical grade for this variety is MS65, and the finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67.