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
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1940 5C MS obverse 1940 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 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 0.55 0.60 0.70 0.90 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: 652
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
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1/9/2002 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1526, 1526/Lot# 1115 $14.75
4/30/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2361, 2361/Lot# 2113 $89.60
2/3/2010 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 7311 $460.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 323 $414.00
8/12/2012 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131234/Lot# 24110 $56.00
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 80913 $33.00
8/17/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1096 $50.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C MS
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Base3333361216204141508189891021431637257989231415
33334813172741446084899311615035074984010870
00000013172741446084899311615035074984000
00000015193441477186899812915653877488100
1940 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333369121620326716348992533
3333333334710131724449927263492530
0000003334710131724449927263492500
00000033358111519285513138078092500
1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base333333333339121620811432881103123933
33333333335101317401021915601148123930
00000033335101317401021915601148123900
00000033337111519611222408311194123900
1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base666666666661216202412320136616581886212411652
66666666668131721571492567971734196553000
00000066668131721571492567971734196500
0000006666101519239017531112271810204500
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: lehigh96
 
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