Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 REV OF 38 5C PF obverse 1939 REV OF 38 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Sales of proof nickels fell by several thousand pieces this year, which is understandable without the speculative frenzy over the novel 1938 issue. The vast majority of 1939 proofs were coined with the Reverse of 1938 having wavy and indistinct steps. A new reverse hub showing very sharp details to Monticello was not introduced in time to coin more than a smaller percentage of proofs.

Gems are fairly common, but the population thins tremendously above PF 67. Cameo pieces are all but unknown, though some will have cameo contrast on just one side. Such pieces may be certified with NGC's star designation, if the contrast adds measurably to the coin's appeal.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1939 REV OF 38 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 20.00 28.00 42.00 65.00 115 145 175 500 11000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 215 1750 -
1939 REV OF 38 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 850 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 466
Low Grade: 55
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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Price
10/31/2005 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 247 $414.00
2/12/2006 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 2159, 2159/Lot# 1109 $156.80
6/6/2006 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26062, 26062/Lot# 13388 $86.25
1/31/2010 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 932 $92.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3062 $10,575.00
10/27/2013 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 143804 $110.00
11/2/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131445/Lot# 23192 $111.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 REV OF 38 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145505054595963677276811151712554094895631138536759223
4247505156596064697378921341993064365147552548555259220
0000006064697378921341993064365147552548555200
00000062667075791041522273584625389463957573700
1939 REV OF 38 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base705735754783811838865900925958990102811171219132714381558168718215582140623
7157417647928208478779089369691003105811511255136414781601173230758409140620
000000877908936969100310581151125513641478160117323075840900
0000008889179479791015108711851291140115181644177643281123500
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5367
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 1138
Owner: David A. Turner
 
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