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1942-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 #:
4017
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
32,900,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
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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 3,300,000 R-1.0 4 / 14 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 160,000 R-1.9 4 / 14 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 76,000 R-2.2 4 / 14 24 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,300,000
60 or Better 160,000
65 or Better 76,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 14
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 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
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
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1942-S "Silver" Nickel is a very common coin and is one of the better-preserved of all the "War" Nickels. The majority of Mint State survivors are in Gem condition, especially in the MS-65 and MS-66 grades. Full Step versioins represent approximately 10% of the coins certified to date. The finest examples certified by PCGS as of January 2012 include 64 MS-67 non-Full Step versions and 10 MS-67 Full Steps.