1942-D/D 5C D/Horizontal D MS63 Certification #34600429, PCGS #4015

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1942-D over Horizontal D Jefferson Nickel is a result of a Mint employee punching the mint mark in the wrong position on the working die. Up until late in 1989 the Mint employee would hand punch the mint mark on to the working die and many times the mint mark would accidentally be struck the wrong way.

This variety is relatively strong and visible with the naked eye. It is also somewhat popular with Jefferson Nickel collectors. It is considered quite scarce with possibly less than a few hundred examples known. In Uncirculated grade it becomes very scarce with probably less than 100 examples known.

PCGS #
4015
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
13938000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
18
Pop Lower
181
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 1 / 68 1 / 82
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 1 / 68 1 / 82
60 or Better 1000 R-5.0 1 / 68 1 / 82
65 or Better 20000
All Grades 3000
60 or Better 1000
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better 1 / 68
All Grades 1 / 68
60 or Better 1 / 68
65 or Better 1 / 82
All Grades 1 / 82
60 or Better 1 / 82

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade