Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 176,485,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1940 5C MS obverse 1940 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The high mintage of this issue has made it very common across most grades. Gems have been certified both with and without sharp details from fresh dies, so collectors will want to use a bit of discrimination in selecting the ideal specimen. Both 5FS and 6FS coins have been certified in sufficient numbers to make them available to the advanced collector. The example illustrated exhibits both incomplete steps and obvious die erosion, yet it is otherwise quite pleasing.

At least two doubled-die obverse varieties are known, but these have attracted little interest.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/5/2020

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1940 5C MS
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Base $ 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.55 0.60 0.70 0.90 1.20 1.30 2.50 5.00 10.00 15.00 35.00 100.00 - - -
1940 5C MS 6FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 -
1940 5C MS 5FS
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30.00 40.00 60.00 320 4150 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 45.00 120 1050 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 934
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1940 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------1217--5724772601841--578
----------------1-1---2
----------------1-5---6
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Total--------1217--5724792601901--586
 --------0%0%3%--1%1%4%13%44%32%0%-- 
1940 5C MS 6FS
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Base----------1---181153151--90
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------------------1---1
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Total----------1---181153161--91
 ----------1%---1%9%12%58%18%1%-- 
1940 5C MS 5FS
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Base----------1--341657133493--266
-----------------1----1
------------------5---5
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Total----------1--341657134543--272
 ----------0%--1%1%6%21%49%20%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C MS PL
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1940 5C MS 5FS
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Base3333333336616202432811432881103120112641442
33333333469172127481021915601136122213231514
00000033469172127481021915601136122200
000000335613192329651222408311168124300
1940 5C MS 6FS
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Base66666666666121620241232013661658179920212274
66666666668131721571492567971705187321052388
00000066668131721571492567971705187300
0000006666101519239017531112271752194700
1940 5C MS
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Base33333333333339122859151450502591692
333333333333510173890251467532625727
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: lehigh96
 
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