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1940-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 #:
4009
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
36,690,000
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 18,350,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 110,000 R-1.9 13 / 68 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 100,000 R-2.0 28 / 68 TIE 32 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 18,350,000
60 or Better 110,000
65 or Better 100,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 68 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 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 32 / 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:

The 1940-S Nickel is a very common coin with hundreds of examples certified by PCGS at the MS-65 and MS-66 levels. Superb examples, on the other hand, are extremely rare. A high percentage of the certified Mint State survivors exhibit full steps, indicating good striking characteristics for this date/mintmark combination.

The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of June 2012) include a single MS-67 (non Full Steps) and 8 MS-67 Full Steps.