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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1940 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.25 0.55 0.60 0.70 0.90 1.20 1.30 2.50 4.25 8.00 15.00 37.00 130 - - -
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1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 35.00 75.00 475 - - -
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1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 950 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 639
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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1/6/1997 NGC MS 67   Six Full Steps Teletrade Auction 0908, 908/Lot# 1107 $59.95
6/18/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0955, 955/Lot# 1158 $29.75
8/27/2002 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22091, 22091/Lot# 11098 $37.00
6/11/2006 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2217, 2217/Lot# 1112 $73.00
7/2/2009 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 389, 395/Lot# 5208 $181.70
8/7/2010 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 323 $414.00
10/2/2011 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 17305 $25.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C MS
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Base33333333333691216285915145086511
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1940 5C MS Prooflike
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Base333333333369121620326716348992511
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00000033358111519285513138078092500
1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base333333333339121620811432881103123911
33333333335101317401021915601148123910
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1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base66666666666121620241232013661658188611
66666666668131721571492567971734188610
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0000006666101519239017531112271810188600
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: lehigh96
 
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