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1942 5C Type 1, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS #:
84013
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
49,789,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 55,000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 55,000 R-2.4 30 / 65 TIE 36 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 25 / 65 TIE 30 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 55,000
60 or Better 55,000
65 or Better 20,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.4
65 or Better R-2.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 30 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 65 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 36 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 79 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67FS PCGS grade
1 MS67FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade PCGS #84013 (MS, Full Step)     66
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#1 MS67FS PCGS grade
#1 MS67FS PCGS grade
PCGS #84013 (MS, Full Step)     66 #3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
#3 MS66FS PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1942, the Mint made Jefferson Nickels out of two different compositions. Those made early in the year contained pure Nickel. Those made later in the year consisted of an alloy where the Nickel was removed completely and replaced (in part) by silver. The reason for the replacement was because of the need for Nickel by the military in World War II.

The colors of the two alloys are similar, but different enough that the coins can be told apart by the naked eye. The silver alloy is a brighter white color when the coins are new. When worn, the silver alloy takes on a greenish color. However, just to make it easy to tell the coins apart, the Mints placed large mintmarks on the reverse of the coins, just above the dome of Monticello. This was the first appearance of a "P" mintmark on any US coin.

Both types of 1942 "Nickels" are very common and can be found in high grades with relative ease.