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

1942-P 5C Type 2 (Proof)

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PCGS PR68

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS PR67+
PCGS #:
4180
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
27,600
Metal Content:
56% Copper, 35% Silver, 9% Manganese
Auction Record:
$11,163 • PCGS PR68 • 11-1-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 22,000 R-2.7 1 / 1 8 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 16,500 R-2.8 1 / 1 7 / 23 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade  
2 PR68 PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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Ron Guth: The 1942-P Type 2 Nickel in Proof was a late entry to the coin market.  It was struck after the Mint had shifted to production of the silver war-time alloy and after all the Proof sets had been struck and sold to collectors.  Thus, the 1942-P Type 2 Nickel was only available for purchase as a single coin.  The total mintage of the Proof Type 2 Nickel was 27,600 pieces, compared to 29,600 of the Proof Type 1 Nickels.

As of July 2011, PCGS had certified over 4,500 Proof Type 2 Nickels, virtually all of which were Brilliant (non-Cameo) Proofs.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PR-69.