Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 6,630,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS obverse 1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Reverse of 1940 edition of the 1939 S nickel is slightly more scarce than that having the older reverse, but most collectors are more focused on overall quality and the completeness of Monticello's steps than these hub varieties.

As in the example illustrated, most 1939 S nickels reveal worn dies that display erosion lines near the borders and erratic luster. This issue is quite scarce in gem condition, while those having either five or six full steps are genuinely rare.

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Last Updated: 8/5/2020

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1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 275 - - - -
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS
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Base $ 0.45 0.70 1.00 2.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 18.00 20.00 25.00 42.00 50.00 85.00 150 - - - -
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 5FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 75.00 190 575 4000 15000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 300 1750 7750 -
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 6FS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1300 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 159
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2----2
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Total-----------------2----2
 -----------------100%---- 
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1---11-38-4491622288---105
-----------------2----2
-----------------2----2
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Total--1---11-38-4491622328---109
 --1%---1%1%-3%7%-4%4%8%15%20%29%7%--- 
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1381883---41
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-----------------2----2
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Total-------------13818103---43
 -------------2%7%19%42%23%7%--- 
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-541---11
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Total--------------1-541---11
 --------------9%-45%36%9%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3912162024283237414585891151862203487741410258528603984
51013172125293438425886981391972634909861802267732354183
000000293438425886981391972634909861802267700
00000031354044728810616220930563211982193276800
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 5FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3691216202428374145818911520128859712393447608968207543
47101317212531384257849814423039181119754328633370617920
0000002531384257849814423039181119754328633300
000000273440446986106172259494102527115208657600
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS 6FS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base691216202428374550598912316322032077419693601654570777756
710131721253140475369100136182253471117225134582672273038144
0000003140475369100136182253471117225134582672200
0000003442485679112150201287623157130575564690000
1939 S REV OF 40 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base369121620242832374172811021712013205021333246427543817
4710131721252934385175881251812413817791710256131084008
000000252934385175881251812413817791710256100
0000002731354062789514819128044110562087265700
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Grade: MS 66 6FS
Points: 1969
Owner: Bennie conner
 
Grade: MS 66 6FS
Points: 1969
Owner: zzzt
 
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