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
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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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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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1/29/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0810, 810/Lot# 288 $76.30
3/31/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0932, 932/Lot# 1098 $87.20
7/1/1998 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1063, 1063/Lot# 1234 $70.85
1/17/2001 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1397, 1397/Lot# 1107 $49.05
7/8/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2391, 2391/Lot# 1160 $84.00
1/20/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68014, 68014/Lot# 61225 $57.00
8/6/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 399, 405/Lot# 7265 $57.00


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