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1942-D/D 5C D/Horizontal D (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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CLOSEUP OF MINTMARK

CLOSEUP OF MINTMARK

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4015
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
13,938,000
Mint:
Denver
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 20,000 R-2.8 1 / 68 1 / 82
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 1 / 68 1 / 82
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 1 / 68 1 / 82
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 1,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 68
60 or Better 1 / 68
65 or Better 1 / 68
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 82
60 or Better 1 / 82
65 or Better 1 / 82

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1942-D over Horizontal D Jefferson Nickel is a result of a Mint employee punching the mint mark in the wrong position on the working die. Up until late in 1989 the Mint employee would hand punch the mint mark on to the working die and many times the mint mark would accidentally be struck the wrong way.

This variety is relatively strong and visible with the naked eye. It is also somewhat popular with Jefferson Nickel collectors. It is considered quite scarce with possibly less than a few hundred examples known. In Uncirculated grade it becomes very scarce with probably less than 100 examples known.