Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 13,938,000
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1942 D 5C MS obverse 1942 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The abrupt suspension of copper-nickel five-cent coinage in the spring of 1942 accounts for the relatively low mintage of this issue. Enough rolls were saved, however, that Mint State pieces are only slightly scarce in overall numbers. Typical of Denver Mint coins during this period, most 1942 D nickels were well made and show excellent luster and reasonably good strikes. A disproportionately high number of 5FS and 6FS coins has thus resulted.

The standout variety for this issue is a repunched mintmark having the first punching rotated 90 degrees clockwise to normal.

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1942 D 5C MS
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Base $ 0.18 0.30 0.45 1.20 2.10 4.50 6.00 8.00 11.00 17.50 19.50 21.00 22.00 27.00 35.00 80.00 250 - - -
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1942 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 130 200 950 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1942 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50.00 80.00 160 850 4500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1450 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1466
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2018 1942 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--391698241321117850166449271---1038
---------------1-3----4
-----------------3----3
------------------1---1
Total--391698241321117851166455272---1046
 --0 %1 %2 %1 %1 %0 %0 %1 %2 %0 %0 %1 %1 %5 %16 %43 %26 %--- 
1942 D 5C MS Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1210193919---90
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-----------------1----1
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Total-------------1210194019---91
 -------------1 %2 %11 %21 %44 %21 %--- 
1942 D 5C MS Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------232099178351--338
------------------1---1
----------------141---6
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Total-------------2320100182371--345
 -------------1 %1 %6 %29 %53 %11 %0 %-- 

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1/2/1996 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0802, 802/Lot# 239 $35.97
4/25/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 315 $27.60
10/17/2006 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26104, 26104/Lot# 11182 $65.00
5/1/2007 PCGS MS 65   Five Full Steps Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27052, 27052/Lot# 11090 $56.00
4/28/2008 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2522, 2522/Lot# 1172 $44.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1927 $1,006.25
4/8/2012 PCGS MS 66   Five Full Steps Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 1475 $110.00
6/15/2014 NGC MS 66   Five Full Steps GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190372 $63.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 5C MS D Prooflike
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Base33366916202437508189981021231943307748519821131
3346711172128416084929910914723947880089510320
000000172128416084929910914723947880089500
0000001923334671869510111617028562682593800
1942 5C MS D Five Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3336616202845728589941191312013045271558363938774281
33469172334547686911021231542353788712252371840120
0000002334547686911021231542353788712252371800
00000025396381889211112717827045312142945379800
1942 5C MS D Six Full Steps
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base336992428371982092202302653043483984506201658380040464463
3479142531912022132232422783193654155079662372388241850
00000031912022132232422783193654155079662372388200
0000003414420521622725329133338143356313123086396400
1942 5C MS D
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Base3333361216202841728185891111433047257989231066
3333481317233251758286961221974447498409710
00000013172332517582869612219744474984000
000000151925376278848810413225058577488100
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Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: HouserFD124
 
Grade: MS 67 6FS
Points: 1658
Owner: lehigh96
 
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