1979 5C, FS (Regular Strike)

Series: Jefferson Five Cents 1965 to Date

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS MS66FS

PCGS #:
84102
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
463,188,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 138,956,400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 138,956,400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 41,686,920 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 138,956,400
60 or Better 138,956,400
65 or Better 41,686,920
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 73 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 73 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 73 TIE
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1979-P Jefferson Nickel is not scarce by any means either in circulated or even in Uncirculated grades of MS60 to MS65. However, it is a very difficult date and mint mark to find with Full Steps details on the reverse design. Out of the hundreds of millions of coins struck for this date and mint mark, less than 100 total examples have been found with Full Steps details on the reverse of the coin.

Most coins with Full Steps details are in MS64 and MS65 condition. In MS66 with Full Steps it becomes very scarce with only about a dozen known and none being finer.