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.

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Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1940 5C MS
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Base $ 0.06 0.07 0.10 0.15 0.25 0.55 0.60 0.70 0.90 1.20 1.30 2.50 4.25 8.00 15.00 37.00 130 - - -
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1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2150 -
1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20.00 35.00 75.00 475 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 708
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/16/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2395, 2395/Lot# 1187 $78.40
12/9/2008 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28123, 28123/Lot# 23135 $977.50
1/2/2011 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211012/Lot# 22028 $53.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 540 $80.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 224589 $15.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 204723 $33.00
2/20/2015 NGC MS 67   Five Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21054 $152.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C MS Prooflike
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1940 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base3333333336616202432811432881103120112641442
33333333469172127481021915601136122213230
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000000335613192329651222408311168124300
1940 5C MS Six Full Steps
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66666666668131721571492567971705187321050
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0000006666101519239017531112271752194700
1940 5C MS
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Base33333333333339122859151450502591692
3333333333335101738902514675326250
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000000333333711234912035048556100
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: GILMORE
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: lehigh96
 
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