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1944-P 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 #:
4022
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
119,150,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
Major Varieties

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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 12,000,000 R-1.0 4 / 14 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 300,000 R-1.8 6 / 14 TIE 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 140,000 R-1.9 6 / 14 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 12,000,000
60 or Better 300,000
65 or Better 140,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 14 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 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
Jaime Hernandez:

From 1942-1945 the U.S. Mint changed the composition of Jefferson Nickels. Prior to 1942 the Mint used nickel as the main composition of the Jefferson Nickel. Beginning in 1942 and up to 1945 the Mint began using copper, silver and manganese to produce the Jefferson Nickels, as the government needed nickel to produce ammunition for the ongoing war. War Nickels have a large mint mark on the reverse of the coins so it is very easy to differentiate them from non-silver nickels. War Nickels can no longer be found in circulation since they contain some silver and carry a premium, additionally because of the larger mint marks on the reverse collectors and the public have already set most of them aside.

The 1944-P Nickel is very common in circulated grades since the Mint struck over 119 million of them. In MS60-MS66 condition they are easily available and can be purchased for less than $25. In MS67 condition is where they become scarce with about 4 dozen that survive or so and with no MS68's known.