1942-S 5C MS66 Certification #28668836, PCGS #4017

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1942-S "Silver" Nickel is a very common coin and is one of the better-preserved of all the "War" Nickels.  The majority of Mint State survivors are in Gem condition, especially in the MS-65 and MS-66 grades.  Full Step versioins represent approximately 10% of the coins certified to date.  The finest examples certified by PCGS as of January 2012 include 64 MS-67 non-Full Step versions and 10 MS-67 Full Steps.

PCGS #
4017
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
32900000
Metal
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
Pop Higher
255
Pop Lower
2023
Region
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3300000 R-1.0 4 / 14 TIE 12 / 82 TIE
All Grades 160000 R-1.9 4 / 14 TIE 16 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 76000 R-2.2 4 / 14 24 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 3300000
All Grades 160000
60 or Better 76000
65 or Better R-1.0
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-2.2
65 or Better 4 / 14 TIE
All Grades 4 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 14
65 or Better 12 / 82 TIE
All Grades 16 / 82 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 82 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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