Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 14,158
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1940 REV OF 38 5C PF obverse 1940 REV OF 38 5C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

It was clearly an unintentional oversight when the Philadelphia Mint coined 1940 proof nickels with this obsolete reverse having indistinct features such as the wavy steps of Monticello.

Examples are rather scarce, but they are not as rare as the 1939 proof nickel having the Reverse of 1940. Still, these coins do command a premium and are quite popular.

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Last Updated: 7/21/2017

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1940 REV OF 38 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 33.00 45.00 65.00 120 285 475 900 2400 10000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 90
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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12/16/2012 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 3399, 3399/Lot# 1739 $805.00
3/28/2014 NGC PF 67   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5187 $2,350.00
6/15/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190115 $344.66
1/6/2016 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7620 $1,762.50
4/27/2016 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1234/Lot# 4081 $1,645.00
1/4/2017 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(1), 1251/Lot# 3680 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 5C PF REV OF 38 Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85899498102106119123127135139147201275456846117016972828824789519694
86919599103110120124130136142165226335586954134620744634848291990
000000120124130136142165226335586954134620744634848200
0000001221261321381441832503967161062152124516441871600
1940 5C PF REV OF 38
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base768185899498106111115123127135183255423793110316092699796086449370
7882869195101108112118124130151207311546896127219724453818888860
000000108112118124130151207311546896127219724453818800
0000001091141201261321672313676701000144023366206841600
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1609
Owner: David A. Turner
 
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