1943-P 5C Doubled Die Obverse, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS67FS

PCGS MS67FS

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OBVERSE DETAIL

OBVERSE DETAIL

PCGS MS66+FS

PCGS MS66+FS

PCGS #:
84174
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
271,165,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 5,600 R-3.8 2 / 14 6 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 5,600 R-3.8 2 / 14 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 1,300 R-4.8 2 / 14 7 / 79 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,600
60 or Better 5,600
65 or Better 1,300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.8
60 or Better R-3.8
65 or Better R-4.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 14
60 or Better 2 / 14
65 or Better 2 / 14
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 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
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
#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:

The 1943-P Double Die Obverse "Nickel" is one of the most popular varieties of the Jefferson series. Though it is scarce as a variety, high grade examples seem to be the norm. As of April 2011, PCGS has certified 183 examples, mostly in the MS-65 and MS-66 grades. Of the 183 examples, 29 have full steps. The finest examples graded by PCGS are two MS-67FS's.

This variety is not an arms-length one, so it remains possible to cherry-pick one by examining all 1943-P Nickels. The doubling is most evident on the date and LIBERTY. Jefferson's eye shows clear doubling in the form of extra lines that jut out from in front of the eye.