Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 49,789,000
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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1942 NICKEL 5C MS obverse 1942 NICKEL 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The production of conventional five-cent pieces was cut short in the spring of 1942, as the U. S. Mint began preparations for a new alloy that would reduced the copper content of this coin and eliminate nickel altogether for the duration of World War II.

1942(P) nickels are plentiful in Mint State, but a great many of them reveal worn dies and so-so luster. This issue was not well struck as a rule. Examples having either 5FS or 6FS are scarce and rare, respectively.

A couple of doubled-die obverse (DDO) varieties have become popular, and these are certified by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/7/2014

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1942 NICKEL 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 0.06 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.45 0.75 0.80 0.90 1.20 3.45 5.75 7.50 15.00 30.00 60.00 165 - - -
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1942 NICKEL 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 35.00 80.00 875 - - - -
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1942 NICKEL 5C MS Six Full Steps
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 350 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 678
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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11/5/1997 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0995, 995/Lot# 1223 $35.97
11/26/2003 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1811, 1811/Lot# 1189 $26.00
7/30/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66081, 66081/Lot# 24087 $53.00
9/13/2007 NGC MS 62   Six Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 5389 $16.10
10/22/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2439, 2439/Lot# 1125 $58.00
11/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67113, 67113/Lot# 23211 $64.00
4/8/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/08/2012, 17/Lot# 42803 $55.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 176306 $16.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 NICKEL 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333332599812316320125563190824844897111
3333333124172106136175219380723143332884897110
0000003124172106136175219380723143332884897100
0000003225085114149188237505815195840924897100
1942 NICKEL 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333912243267135258575135215051609
333333333351016274490176364834140315400
000000333351016274490176364834140300
00000033337112029551122174691093145400
1942 NICKEL 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333391224321433043421658305733964630
33333333335101627691973177812124317038070
00000033335101627691973177812124317000
0000003333711202910625032912192591328300
1942 NICKEL 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333333163759908113816581928518056797459
3333333333372344342985131117483012534662720
0000003333372344342985131117483012534600
000000333331230526251061148518384096551300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 539
Owner: Alex J. Llorente
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 539
Owner: lehigh96
 
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