Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,630,000
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 S 5C MS obverse 1939 S 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

NGC now certifies all 1939 S 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 S nickels certified prior to making this distinction.

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Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1939 S 5C MS
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Base $ 55.00 0.70 1.00 1.85 3.50 3.50 8.50 9.00 9.50 11.00 14.00 15.00 19.00 23.00 37.50 65.00 125 650 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 304
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/12/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0927, 927/Lot# 1164 $87.20
9/22/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0982, 982/Lot# 1132 $76.30
1/28/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1019, 1019/Lot# 1198 $87.20
5/25/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22072, 22072/Lot# 13121 $40.25
6/27/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 498 $55.20
12/13/2006 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2299, 2299/Lot# 1133 $280.00
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1218/Lot# 3543 $446.50


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