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SERIES: Jefferson Five Cents 1938-1964
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1939 5C Doubled Monticello (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4004
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
120,627,535
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$4,600 • PCGS MS67 • 9-22-2002 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 60,000 R-2.4 2 / 68 4 / 82
60 or Better 30,000 R-2.7 3 / 68 3 / 82 TIE
65 or Better 17,000 R-2.8 3 / 68 TIE 6 / 82 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  

Jaime Hernandez: There are only three major Doubled Dies in the entire circulation strike Jefferson Nickel series. They are the 1939 Doubled Die Reverse, 1943 Doubled Die Obverse and the 1945 Doubled Die Reverse.

The 1939 Doubled Die Reverse is the most dramatic of the three. The doubling is mostly evident on the words, FIVE CENTS, the doubling is shifted towards the South East and can be seen with the naked eye. The word MONTICELLO is also doubled with the doubling shifted towards the East and just barely to the South.

There are possibly 1,000 – 1,500 in existence in all grades combined. Most examples are probably in lower circulated grades of VF and under.

XF: In grades of XF there are probably about 100 examples available.

AU: In grades of AU and higher there are probably about 150 – 200 examples available.

Uncirculated: In all Uncirculated grades there a probably about 150 examples that exist, with most of them being in the MS64 and MS65 grade.

MS64: In MS64 grade there are probably about 50 – 60 examples in existence.

MS65: In MS65 grade there are probably about 60 examples in existence.

MS66: In MS66 grade there are probably about 30 -35 examples that exist.

MS67: In MS67 grade there are probably about 5 examples or less that exist with none being finer.