1930-S 5C VF25 Certification #33952689, PCGS #3970

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1930-S is an interesting issue. It is fairly common in circulated grades, but it is definitely scarce in mint state. It is way rarer in mint state and Gem condition than the San Francisco Mint issues that follow, including the ultra low mintage 1931-S. The 1930-S is usually decently struck by S-Mint Buffalo nickel standards. Luster is usually very frosty and iridescent.

 

PCGS #
3970
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
5435000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
1773
Pop Lower
28
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 8000 R-3.4 28 / 69 TIE 28 / 72 TIE
All Grades 2200 R-4.5 38 / 69 TIE 38 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1000 R-5.0 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 8000
All Grades 2200
60 or Better 1000
65 or Better R-3.4
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better 28 / 69 TIE
All Grades 38 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 72 TIE
All Grades 38 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“Angel Dee’s Toned Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:105, $19,387.50

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:3914, $30,550

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“Angel Dee’s Toned Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:105, $19,387.50

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2017:3914, $30,550

MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade