Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,514,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 D 5C MS obverse 1939 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

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

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/13/2019

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1939 D 5C MS
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Base $ 3.00 3.50 4.00 6.00 14.00 28.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 47.50 50.00 52.00 55.00 68.00 75.00 130 250 2250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 523
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1939 D 5C MS
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Base----------6-1551350198245---523
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Total----------6-1551350198245---523
 ----------1 %-0 %1 %1 %2 %10 %38 %47 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1702 $138.00
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1701 $173.00
2/21/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 154 $57.50
6/10/2007 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1181 $145.60
11/13/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27113, 27113/Lot# 11194 $80.50
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 78746 $132.43
5/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20096 $602.78
8/7/2016 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131633/Lot# 25824 $104.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 5C MS D
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Base69912164159941061231431832012372723204095391173323835923975
791013244771981121301561892132492883504527501861335637200
00000071981121301561892132492883504527501861335600
000000821021171361701952252603043794969622550347400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1173
Owner: rockhobby
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 990
Owner: North Country Collectibles LLC
 
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