Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,600
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1942 NICKEL 5C PF obverse 1942 NICKEL 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1942 proof nickels was divided over two highly distinctive issues, but even the conventional copper-nickel piece illustrated here enjoyed sales well above those of previous years. Most purchasers of complete proof sets received this issue and later, if they desired, purchased the wartime variety separately.

This is the most available of the pre-1950 proofs in high grades. The U. S. Mint had pretty much perfected its proofing process, with the exception of the desirable contrast between fields and devices. This occurred accidentally, if at all, and such coins are quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2019

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1942 NICKEL 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 17.00 22.00 28.00 38.00 60.00 70.00 95.00 175 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 45.00 - - 115 625 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2136
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1942 NICKEL 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------282917356295438621--2135
----------------123---6
-----------------6163--25
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Total------------282917356396240524--2166
 ------------0%0%1%8%26%44%19%1%-- 
1942 NICKEL 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 NICKEL 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9162428323741455054677698131190258314426642488853675879
1119252934384247515870831091512132773514982057504855386173
0000004247515870831091512132773514982057504800
0000004448536373911201702352953895703473520700
1942 NICKEL 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333399991220285459102272
33333333335999101523375673159286
0000003333599910152337567300
0000003333799911172545578800
1942 NICKEL 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6122024283237414550596789115155237272351563414151585656
81521252934384247536274981281822492984221756448053245939
000000384247536274981281822492984221756448000
0000004044485664821061422102603254922948481900
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 4141
Owner: Flyboy
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 4141
Owner: Good Trimes
 
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