Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,535
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 REV OF 40 5C PF obverse 1939 REV OF 40 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As the NGC Census reveals, the 1939 proof nickel with Reverse of 1940 is very rare. Proofs typically are coined and sold quite early in the new year, and it's likely that only a few dozen were struck with dies taken from the new hub.

Collectors are advised to be on the lookout for this variety, as not everyone in the coin hobby/business is aware of its rarity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1939 REV OF 40 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1939 REV OF 40 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 30.00 45.00 60.00 100.00 145 325 900 3350 16750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 1150 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 91
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/7/2004 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5509 $1,265.00
8/17/2008 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2572, 2572/Lot# 1246 $532.00
6/22/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 190113 $236.50
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9696 $940.00
2/5/2015 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1375 $1,645.00
6/21/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131526/Lot# 29409 $89.00
7/7/2016 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3307 $2,232.50
6/8/2017 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1256/Lot# 3322 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 5C PF REV OF 40 Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base505054595963677276818589127186275439155816861820461750765569
5051565960646973788286102147216330812160117312752477052400
0000006973788286102147216330812160117312752477000
00000070757984881141662453841185164317753685492300
1939 5C PF REV OF 40
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4145505054595963677276811151712554094895631138443148765354
4247505156596064697378921341993064365147552236457950350
0000006064697378921341993064365147552236457900
00000062667075791041522273584625389463333472800
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 563
Owner: David A. Turner
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 563
Owner: Hoot
 
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