1979-D 5C, FS MS66FS Certification #21253990, PCGS #84103

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1979-D Jefferson Nickel is a scarce issue in MS66 condition. With the Full Steps designation it is even more difficult in MS66 condition. In Gem condition it is even scarcer than some Nickels from the 1930's. There are less than 100 known 1979-D Jefferson Nickels that grade MS66 with Full Steps. There are none known in MS67 condition or higher, making it one of the scarcest issues for the modern Jefferson Nickel series.   

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Mintage
325867672
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
224
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 130347068 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
All Grades 130347068 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 52138827 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE