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

1939-S 5C Reverse of 1938, FS (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+FS

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PCGS MS66+FS
PCGS #:
84006
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Felix Schlag
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
6,630,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$8,050 • PCGS MS66 • 2-9-2006 • Heritage Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
60 or Better 20,000 R-2.8 16 / 65 TIE 18 / 79 TIE
65 or Better 6,200 R-3.7 18 / 65 21 / 79
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FS PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+FS PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  
2 MS66FS PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: With Full Steps, the 1939-S Reverse of 1938 Nickel is approximately ten times as rare as the non-Full Step version.  This does not necessarily make it an expensive coin, just that it makes it a little more difficult for a collector to find an example.  The typical grade is MS65FS. None have been certified finer than MS66 by PCGS, and the finest example is a single PCGS MS66+FS.