1938 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 #:
4000
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
19,496,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 8,500,000 R-1.0 9 / 68 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 170,000 R-1.9 13 / 68 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 140,000 R-1.9 31 / 68 TIE 36 / 82 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8,500,000
60 or Better 170,000
65 or Better 140,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 68 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 68 TIE
65 or Better 31 / 68 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 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:

This is the first year of issue for the Jefferson Nickel series. Felix Schlag was awarded $1,000 for submitting the winning design for the Jefferson Nickel. The Mint struck a reasonable amount of coins this first year to meet the public demand. It struck just over 19 millions coins at the Philadelphia Mint which is considered a large mintage in the series. Compare this mintage to that of the 1938-D where the Mint only struck about 5 million and for the 1938-S it only struck around 4 million coins. This is why today there are still more 1938-P Nickels available than for its D and S mint mark counterparts, even though they were struck the same year.