1942-P 5C Type 2 PR67+ Certification #30986825, PCGS #4180

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. 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
Felix Schlag
Edge
Plain
Mintage
27600
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
20
Pop Lower
5289
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
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

Condition Census

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