Coin Specifications

Category: Jefferson Five Cents (1938-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 120,615,000
Catalog: KM-192
Obverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Reverse Designer: Felix Schlag
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 5C MS obverse 1939 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

NGC now certifies all 1939 nickels as either Reverse of 1938 or Reverse of 1940, so descriptions of these coins will be found in the two entries that follow. The tables below refer to 1939 nickels certified prior to making this distinction.


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Last Updated: 11/4/2015

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1939 5C MS
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Base $ 0.12 0.14 0.18 0.24 0.30 1.80 1.90 2.00 2.10 2.50 2.80 5.50 17.00 29.00 55.00 230 2250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 595
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 68


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5/31/1999 NGC MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1169, 1169/Lot# 1192 $23.75
4/25/2002 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 5396 $345.00
9/11/2008 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 5265 $62.10
5/4/2014 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 802, 811/Lot# 327 $100.00
6/15/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 190378 $20.14
9/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3501, 6055/Lot# 20070 $47.00


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