Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 176,485,000
Catalog: KM-192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1940 5C MS obverse 1940 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The high mintage of this issue has made it very common across most grades. Gems have been certified both with and without sharp details from fresh dies, so collectors will want to use a bit of discrimination in selecting the ideal specimen. Both 5FS and 6FS coins have been certified in sufficient numbers to make them available to the advanced collector. The example illustrated exhibits both incomplete steps and obvious die erosion, yet it is otherwise quite pleasing.

At least two doubled-die obverse varieties are known, but these have attracted little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2014

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1940 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.08 0.14 0.24 0.24 0.54 0.60 0.66 0.84 1.20 1.32 2.52 4.20 7.80 20.00 31.25 85.80 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 35.00 96.00 -
1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13.20 23.75 51.25 585 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 27.00 57.00 640 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 629
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/30/2003 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24011, 24011/Lot# 11188 $70.15
1/11/2005 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25013, 25013/Lot# 11181 $33.00
8/6/2008 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2567, 2567/Lot# 1066 $92.00
4/19/2009 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2681, 2681/Lot# 1412 $26.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 323 $414.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Six Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 53027 $15.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   Six Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 540 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C MS
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1940 5C MS Prooflike
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1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 865
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 382
Owner: HuD
 
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