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: 11/29/2017

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1939 D 5C MS
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Base $ 2.90 3.30 3.75 5.25 11.00 22.50 26.00 30.00 35.00 45.00 50.00 52.00 55.00 60.00 70.00 135 250 2250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 150 775 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 524
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2018 1939 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------6-1551350198246---524
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Total----------6-1551350198246---524
 ----------1 %-0 %1 %1 %2 %10 %38 %47 %--- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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11/3/1999 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1231, 1231/Lot# 1180 $103.55
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1702 $138.00
10/31/2005 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 205 $212.75
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4324 $59.93
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225378 $30.00
1/11/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131503/Lot# 25112 $282.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1239/Lot# 3740 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 5C MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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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