1942-P 5C Type 2 PR67 Certification #28499384, PCGS #4180

Owner's Comments

I spent 2 days at the ANA Worlds Fair of Money and was surprised how hard it was to find the MS66FS War Nickels I still needed for my basic set. There were a couple of the varieties there that I would've loved to had but simply couldn't afford. About 30 minutes before we were going to leave the show on Friday (our second day) I was walking past Dennis Kings "Coins of Appeal" booth and spotted a beautiful 1942-P proof Jefferson in PR67. He offered it to me at a great price and I bought it intending to use it to start the "Complete" Jefferson War Nickel Composite w/varieties. Much to my dismay I discovered that there isn't ANY PCGS Registry Set that contains ALL of the 35% silver War Nickels. This coin is left out of BOTH the composites for some strange reason. After an email exchange with PCGS they told me they would NOT create a set composite that contains all of the silver War Nickels that were struck so I started the "Basic Proof 1938-1942 Set" in order to display this wonderful coin.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1942-P Type 2 Nickel in Proof was a late entry to the coin market.  It was struck after the Mint had shifted to production of the silver war-time alloy and after all the Proof sets had been struck and sold to collectors.  Thus, the 1942-P Type 2 Nickel was only available for purchase as a single coin.  The total mintage of the Proof Type 2 Nickel was 27,600 pieces, compared to 29,600 of the Proof Type 1 Nickels.

As of July 2011, PCGS had certified over 4,500 Proof Type 2 Nickels, virtually all of which were Brilliant (non-Cameo) Proofs.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PR-69. 

Felix Schlag
21.20 millimeters
5.00 grams
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

65 or Better 22000 R-2.7 1 / 1 8 / 23 TIE
All Grades 22000 R-2.7 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 16500 R-2.8 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 22000
All Grades 22000
60 or Better 16500
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better 1 / 1
All Grades 1 / 1
60 or Better 1 / 1
65 or Better 8 / 23 TIE
All Grades 7 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 23 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
#1 PR69 PCGS grade
#2 PR68 PCGS grade
PR68 PCGS grade #2 PR68 PCGS grade
PR68 PCGS grade #2 PR68 PCGS grade
PR68 PCGS grade #2 PR68 PCGS grade