1979 5C, FS MS66FS Certification #90047184, PCGS #84102

Owner's Comments

5.9 steps

Expert Comments

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.
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Mintage
463188000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
70
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 138956400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
All Grades 138956400 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE
60 or Better 41686920 R-1.0 8 / 73 TIE 8 / 73 TIE