Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 120,615,000
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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1939 5C MS obverse 1939 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

NGC now certifies all 1939 nickels as either Reverse of 1938 or Reverse of 1940, so descriptions of these coins will be found in the two entries that follow. The tables below refer to 1939 nickels certified prior to making this distinction.


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1939 5C MS
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Base $ 0.12 0.14 0.18 0.24 0.30 0.30 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.10 2.25 2.50 2.80 5.50 17.00 29.00 55.00 230 2250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 595
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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3/26/2000 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1287, 1287/Lot# 1116 $26.75
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22105, 22105/Lot# 19134 $64.40
8/15/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26084, 26084/Lot# 13212 $48.00
9/11/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 5265 $62.10
2/15/2010 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 573 $287.50
3/25/2012 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 42689 $116.60
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7625 $211.50


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