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1949 5C, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS65FS

PCGS MS65FS

PCGS #:
84037
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
60,652,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 13,500 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 13,500 R-2.9 11 / 65 TIE 13 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6,800 R-3.6 19 / 65 22 / 79
Survival Estimate
All Grades 13,500
60 or Better 13,500
65 or Better 6,800
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 65 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 65 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 65
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 22 / 79

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#1 MS66FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
#2 MS65FS PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

This year the Philadelphia Mint struck very poor quality coins for circulation. The 1949-P Lincoln Cent, 1949-P Jefferson Nickel, 1949-P Washington Quarter and the 1949-P Franklin Half Dollars are some of the worst coins produced by the Philadelphia Mint from about 1940-1964.

It is very difficult to find any of these examples in MS66 condition. Some issues don't even exist in MS67 condition. For the Jefferson Nickel, it is very difficult to find any example in MS66 condition with or without Full Steps. There are less than 100 examples certified by PCGS in MS66 without the Full Steps designation with few being graded higher. In MS66 Full Steps, there are less than 5 known and none being graded higher. One of the more difficult issues in high grade condition.