Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 43,540,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1940 D 5C MS obverse 1940 D 5C MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

1940 D nickels were quite well made, with most having good strikes and very pleasing luster. Gems are thus plentiful, and so too are coins having 5FS or 6FS, as this issue is among the more available ones with sharp steps.

A couple of repunched mintmark (RPM) varieties have been reported, but these have not developed much of a following with general collectors.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1940 D 5C MS
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Base $ 0.07 0.10 0.20 0.30 0.50 1.20 1.50 1.70 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.60 5.25 9.00 17.00 25.00 115 - - -
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1940 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22.00 38.00 50.00 200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 - -
1940 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100.00 275 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1440
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
Sale / Lot
Price
7/11/2004 PCGS MS 67   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 1907, 1907/Lot# 1088 $242.00
8/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24091, 24091/Lot# 13304 $72.45
2/25/2007 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 2332, 2332/Lot# 1275 $58.00
7/8/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67073, 67073/Lot# 23061 $20.00
3/4/2008 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28032, 28032/Lot# 22135 $69.00
9/28/2009 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 287 $16.00
6/15/2014 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190406 $41.23
7/26/2015 NGC MS 65   Six Full Steps Stack's Bowers iAuction 3534, 6113/Lot# 20206 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333336669912163267102409456539635
33333334667910132144792044254845710
000000346679101321447920442548400
000000356689111527559030744051100
1940 D 5C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333336999121216203772111437502597684
3333334799101213172649852204595346260
00000047991012131726498522045953400
00000058991112151931609832848056500
1940 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333369991212162089155201620684802925
333333479910121317431111703416417238430
0000004799101213174311117034164172300
0000005899111215196613318648066376300
1940 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333912121216162024981713667748569901138
3333335101212131617214912223650280190110390
0000005101212131617214912223650280190100
0000007111212151619237314730163882994500
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 865
Owner: JD Roselle Park
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 865
Owner: JTO1
 
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