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5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" 1st portrait

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (1st portrait) -  obverse5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-2003
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 192,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# A192,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 196
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The portrait in left profile of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States from 1801 to 1809, is surrounded with the lettering "LIBERTY" and the motto: "IN GOD WE TRUST"

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
LIBERTY * 2003 P
FS

Engraver: Felix Schlag

Felix Oscar Schlag was the designer of the United States five cent coin in use from 1938 to 2004. He was born to Karl and Teresa Schlag in Frankfurt, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1929.

Reverse

A representation of Monticello, President Thomas Jefferson's Virginia home, is accompanied with the legend "MONTICELLO" and surrounded with the face value in full, the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the lettering "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA"

Lettering:
E PLURIBUS UNUM
MONTICELLO
FIVE CENTS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Engraver: Felix Schlag

Felix Oscar Schlag was the designer of the United States five cent coin in use from 1938 to 2004. He was born to Karl and Teresa Schlag in Frankfurt, Germany, and moved to the United States in 1929.

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" (1st portrait) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Includes pre-war issues. Mintage resumed in 1946 as KM#A192.  War-time silver Nickel is listed separately as KM#192a due to different metal composition.

1938 thru 1989 = 5 full steps at building. 1990 to date = 6 full steps.

Mintmark changes through mintage years:
1) Philadelphia: no mintmark 1938-1964 (except silver issues from 1942-45)
2) Denver: "D" to right of building on reverse 1938-1964 (except silver issues from 1942-45)
3) San Francisco: "S" to right of building on reverse 1938-1954 (except silver issues from 1942-45)
4) Mintmarks temporarily suspended 1965-1967
5) Philadelphia: without mintmark, with signature "FS" on obverse 1968-1979
6) Philadelphia: "P: mintmark and signature on obverse 1980-2003
7) Denver: "D" mintmark and signature on obverse 1968-2003
8) San Francisco: "S" mintmark and signature on obverse 1968-1970, circulation strike
9) San Francisco: "S" mintmark and signature on obverse 1971-2003 (Proof only)
10) San Francisco: without mintmark but with signature 1971

If there is a mintmark, it is on the right of the Monticello on the reverse, above Monticello on the  silver war time issues, or to the right of portrait just before the coin edge on the obverse.

There are 1999 P and possibly other dates, which exhibit DDD (Die Deterioration Doubling). "...the coins exhibit doubling, thickening, twisting and other deformities which results from die deterioration. Die deterioration is the result of die wear or improper heat treating (of the dies) combined with die wear."

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  19,496,000 0.28 1.21 1.21 7.77 5% KM#192
1938  19,365 0.3% KM#192 Proof
1938 D 5,376,000 8.25 2% KM#192
1938 S 4,105,000 1.9% KM#192
1939  0.09% KM#192 Proof (T1 obverse: wavy steps; Rev. of 1939)
1939  0.9% KM#192 T1 obverse: wavy steps (Rev. of 1939)
1939  0.2% KM#192 T2 obverse: double Monticello and double five cents
1939  120,615,000 0.08 0.14 0.19 0.42 1.70 10% KM#192 T2 obverse: even steps (Rev. of 1940)
1939  12,535 0.16% KM#192 T2 Proof (obverse: even steps; Rev. of 1940)
1939 D 0.6% KM#192 T1 obverse: wavy steps (Rev. of 1939)
1939 D 3,514,000 1.1% KM#192 T2 obverse: even steps (Rev. of 1940); rare
1939 S 0.5% KM#192 T1 obverse: wavy steps (Rev. of 1939)
1939 S 6,630,000 1.7% KM#192 T2 obverse: even steps (Rev. of 1940)
1940  176,485,000 0.06 0.16 0.16 0.32 0.73 2.11 15% KM#192
1940  14,158 0.2% KM#192 Proof
1940 D 43,540,000 0.10 0.24 3.70 5% KM#192
1940 S 39,690,000 0.18 0.18 0.31 4% KM#192
1941  203,265,000 0.05 0.17 0.25 0.25 0.96 15% KM#192
1941  18,720 0.4% KM#192 Proof
1941 D 53,432,000 0.37 0.30 0.30 5% KM#192
1941 S 0.8% KM#192 Large "S"
1941 S 43,445,000 0.13 0.26 0.26 0.92 4% KM#192 Small "S"
1942  49,789,000 0.04 0.16 0.50 1.09 8% KM#192
1942  29,600 0.2% KM#192 Proof
1942 D 13,938,000 0.94 0.96 3% KM#192
1942 D 0.12% KM#192 Repunched mintmark (D over horizontal D)
1946  161,116,000 0.12 0.16 0.16 0.25 1.53 13% KM#A192
1946 D 45,292,200 0.17 0.17 0.35 5% KM#A192
1946 S 13,560,000 0.39 3% KM#A192
1947  95,000,000 0.18 0.18 0.24 10% KM#A192
1947 D 37,822,000 0.15 0.19 5% KM#A192
1947 S 24,720,000 0.11 0.11 0.45 4% KM#A192
1948  89,348,000 0.23 0.30 0.30 9% KM#A192
1948 D 44,734,000 0.08 0.62 0.62 5% KM#A192
1948 S 11,300,000 0.10 0.71 3% KM#A192
1949  60,652,000 0.15 0.17 0.97 7% KM#A192
1949 D 36,498,000 0.28 0.27 0.27 4% KM#A192
1949 D 0.2% KM#A192 Repunched mintmark (D over S)
1949 S 9,716,000 1.05 2% KM#A192
1950  9,796,000 0.05 0.76 3% KM#A192
1950  51,386 0.12% KM#A192 Proof
1950 D 2,630,030 11.46 1.6% KM#A192
1951  28,552,000 0.32 0.48 5% KM#A192
1951  57,500 0.19% KM#A192 Proof
1951 D 20,460,000 0.37 1.08 3% KM#A192
1951 S 7,776,000 0.45 2% KM#A192
1952  63,988,000 0.23 0.23 0.75 8% KM#A192
1952  81,980 0.2% KM#A192 Proof
1952 D 30,638,000 0.29 0.29 0.62 4% KM#A192
1952 S 20,572,000 0.23 0.45 3% KM#A192
1953  46,644,000 0.20 0.20 0.54 7% KM#A192
1953  128,800 0.2% KM#A192 Proof
1953 D 59,878,600 0.14 0.14 0.60 5% KM#A192
1953 S 19,210,900 0.15 0.15 0.45 3% KM#A192
1954  47,684,050 0.22 0.22 0.45 8% KM#A192
1954  233,300 0.3% KM#A192 Proof
1954 D 117,183,060 0.23 0.23 0.25 7% KM#A192
1954 S 29,384,000 0.21 0.27 0.93 4% KM#A192
1954 S 0.19% KM#A192 Repunched mintmark (S over D)
1955  7,888,000 0.36 0.60 4% KM#A192
1955  378,200 0.3% KM#A192 Proof
1955 D 74,464,100 0.23 0.24 0.26 0.82 6% KM#A192
1955 D 0.2% KM#A192 Repunched mintmark (D over S; many varieties)
1956  35,216,000 0.24 0.24 0.43 6% KM#A192
1956  669,384 0.4% KM#A192 Proof
1956 D 67,222,940 0.15 0.45 0.57 1.53 6% KM#A192
1957  38,408,000 0.15 0.16 0.39 0.72 8% KM#A192
1957  1,247,952 3.12 0.7% KM#A192 Proof
1957 D 136,828,900 0.10 0.12 0.36 8% KM#A192
1958  17,088,000 0.18 0.33 0.45 1.62 7% KM#A192
1958  875,652 0.6% KM#A192 Proof
1958 D 168,249,120 0.05 0.23 0.55 0.68 0.60 8% KM#A192
1959  27,248,000 0.20 0.20 0.48 1.53 7% KM#A192
1959  1,149,291 3.79 0.9% KM#A192 Proof
1959 D 160,738,240 0.15 0.17 0.55 1.90 7% KM#A192
1960  55,416,000 0.31 0.31 0.97 1.04 8% KM#A192
1960  1,691,602 3.62 1.0% KM#A192 Proof
1960 D 192,582,180 0.12 0.26 0.26 1.12 8% KM#A192
1961  73,640,100 0.11 0.12 0.38 0.97 1.12 10% KM#A192
1961  3,028,144 1.05 1.1% KM#A192 Proof
1961 D 229,342,760 0.11 0.23 0.25 1.26 8% KM#A192
1962  97,384,000 0.13 0.18 0.18 0.97 1.12 11% KM#A192
1962  3,218,019 2.37 1.4% KM#A192 Proof
1962 D 280,195,720 0.16 0.27 0.40 0.60 0.97 8% KM#A192
1963  175,776,000 0.10 0.22 0.22 0.96 1.03 13% KM#A192
1963  3,075,645 1.95 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
1963 D 276,829,460 0.10 0.11 0.16 1.53 8% KM#A192
1964  1,024,672,000 0.04 0.16 0.16 0.22 0.25 0.71 33% KM#A192
1964  3,950,762 2.92 2% KM#A192 Proof
1964 D 1,787,297,160 0.15 0.20 0.20 0.32 1.03 15% KM#A192
1965  136,131,380 0.16 0.22 0.22 0.29 9% KM#A192
1965  2,360,000 2.94 1.0% KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1966  156,208,283 0.09 0.15 0.15 1.03 9% KM#A192
1966  2,261,583 1.45 1.1% KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1967  107,325,800 0.13 0.20 0.20 7% KM#A192
1967  1,863,344 2.41 0.9% KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1968 D 91,227,860 0.15 0.10 0.48 7% KM#A192
1968 S 100,396,004 0.25 0.25 0.57 7% KM#A192
1968 S 3,041,506 1.42 1.5% KM#A192 Proof
1969 D 202,807,500 0.16 0.16 0.41 0.72 11% KM#A192
1969 S 120,165,000 0.26 0.19 0.19 1.12 7% KM#A192
1969 S 2,934,631 1.13 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1970 D 515,485,380 0.16 0.16 0.22 0.32 0.95 16% KM#A192
1970 S 238,832,004 0.11 0.18 0.54 1.65 10% KM#A192
1970 S 2,632,810 1.32 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
1971  106,884,000 0.05 0.09 1.16 8% KM#A192
1971 (S) 0.17% KM#A192 San Francisco Mint without mintmark; with signature; error
1971 D 316,144,800 0.05 0.27 1.12 12% KM#A192
1971 S 3,220,733 1.12 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1972  202,036,000 0.11 0.11 0.17 0.87 10% KM#A192
1972 D 351,694,600 0.07 0.07 0.19 0.64 0.64 1.07 12% KM#A192
1972 S 3,260,996 1.09 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1973  384,396,000 0.13 0.13 0.19 0.78 0.75 14% KM#A192
1973 D 261,405,000 0.06 0.24 0.75 10% KM#A192
1973 S 2,760,339 1.06 1.5% KM#A192 Proof
1974  601,752,000 0.13 0.13 0.15 0.54 0.33 17% KM#A192
1974 D 277,373,000 0.12 0.11 0.11 10% KM#A192
1974 S 2,612,568 0.97 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
1975  181,772,000 0.07 0.07 0.30 0.30 1.05 11% KM#A192
1975 D 401,875,300 0.14 0.29 0.28 0.28 1.87 11% KM#A192
1975 S 2,845,450 1.93 1.5% KM#A192 Proof
1976  367,124,000 0.10 0.11 0.16 0.21 1.08 14% KM#A192
1976 D 563,964,147 0.10 0.10 0.18 0.58 1.12 13% KM#A192
1976 S 4,149,730 1.13 2% KM#A192 Proof
1977  585,376,000 0.17 0.17 0.22 0.22 1.02 16% KM#A192
1977 D 297,313,422 0.24 0.24 0.60 0.75 9% KM#A192
1977 S 3,251,152 1.07 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1978  391,308,000 0.11 0.11 0.25 0.26 0.95 14% KM#A192
1978 D 313,092,780 0.10 0.10 0.59 0.95 9% KM#A192
1978 S 3,127,781 0.96 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1979  463,188,000 0.22 0.14 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.49 14% KM#A192
1979 D 325,867,672 0.09 0.09 0.13 0.13 0.98 9% KM#A192
1979 S 3,677,175 1.11 1.4% KM#A192 Proof (Type 1)
1979 S 2.32 0.5% KM#A192 Proof (Type 2)
1980 D 502,323,448 0.09 0.09 0.15 0.15 1.16 13% KM#A192
1980 P 593,004,000 0.07 0.07 0.16 0.16 1.40 15% KM#A192
1980 S 3,554,806 1.00 1.7% KM#A192 Proof
1981 D 364,801,843 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.16 0.67 11% KM#A192
1981 P 657,504,000 0.11 0.11 0.30 0.26 0.26 0.67 15% KM#A192
1981 S 4,063,083 1.19 1.4% KM#A192 Proof (Type 1)
1981 S 2.91 0.6% KM#A192 Proof (Type 2)
1982 D 373,726,544 0.15 0.15 0.21 0.21 10% KM#A192
1982 P 292,355,000 0.07 0.17 0.25 0.25 11% KM#A192
1982 S 3,857,479 1.47 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1983 D 536,726,276 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.16 0.16 13% KM#A192
1983 P 561,615,000 0.13 0.13 0.20 0.20 14% KM#A192
1983 S 3,279,126 2.11 1.5% KM#A192 Proof
1984 D 517,675,146 0.13 0.08 0.08 0.22 0.77 13% KM#A192
1984 P 746,769,000 0.12 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.93 17% KM#A192
1984 S 3,065,110 1.78 1.4% KM#A192 Proof
1985 D 459,747,446 0.11 0.20 0.16 0.16 1.03 12% KM#A192
1985 P 647,114,962 0.11 0.11 0.19 0.19 0.95 16% KM#A192
1985 S 3,362,821 1.21 1.5% KM#A192 Proof
1986 D 361,819,140 0.10 0.10 0.16 0.16 1.02 11% KM#A192
1986 P 536,883,483 0.08 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.92 14% KM#A192
1986 S 3,010,497 2.19 1.4% KM#A192 Proof
1987 D 410,590,604 0.09 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.79 12% KM#A192
1987 P 371,499,481 0.09 0.19 0.22 0.79 12% KM#A192
1987 S 4,227,728 2.45 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1988 D 663,771,652 0.14 0.12 0.12 0.21 0.93 14% KM#A192
1988 P 771,360,000 0.08 0.11 0.11 0.11 0.73 17% KM#A192
1988 S 3,262,948 3.20 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
1989 D 570,842,474 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.67 13% KM#A192
1989 P 898,812,000 0.18 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.41 17% KM#A192
1989 S 3,220,194 2.19 1.4% KM#A192 Proof
1990 D 663,938,503 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.62 13% KM#A192
1990 P 661,636,000 0.05 0.11 0.11 0.29 14% KM#A192
1990 S 3,299,559 1.44 1.2% KM#A192 Proof
1991 D 436,496,678 0.08 0.10 0.10 0.94 10% KM#A192
1991 P 614,104,000 0.05 0.11 0.19 0.64 13% KM#A192
1991 S 2,867,787 2.42 1.2% KM#A192 Proof
1992 D 450,565,113 0.13 0.17 0.17 0.96 10% KM#A192
1992 P 399,552,000 0.11 0.11 0.14 1.03 11% KM#A192
1992 S 4,176,560 1.12 1.6% KM#A192 Proof
1993 D 406,084,135 0.08 0.44 0.66 9% KM#A192
1993 P 412,076,000 0.11 0.17 0.15 0.15 0.66 11% KM#A192
1993 S 3,394,792 1.32 1.2% KM#A192 Proof
1994 D 715,762,110 0.16 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.38 12% KM#A192
1994 P 722,160,000 0.26 0.15 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.94 14% KM#A192
1994 P 167,703 0.7% KM#A192 Matte Proof
1994 S 3,269,923 3.42 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
1995 D 888,112,000 0.07 0.11 0.17 0.17 0.66 14% KM#A192
1995 P 774,156,000 0.09 0.11 0.12 0.12 0.71 15% KM#A192
1995 S 2,797,481 4.89 1.0% KM#A192 Proof
1996 D 817,736,000 0.05 0.10 0.16 0.99 13% KM#A192
1996 P 829,332,000 0.09 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.22 0.93 15% KM#A192
1996 S 2,525,265 2.94 1.0% KM#A192 Proof
1997 D 466,640,000 0.05 0.13 0.13 0.67 9% KM#A192
1997 P 470,972,000 0.23 0.19 0.19 0.67 10% KM#A192
1997 P 25,000 0.5% KM#A192 Matte Proof
1997 S 2,796,678 1.62 0.9% KM#A192 Proof
1998 D 635,360,000 0.11 0.23 0.33 11% KM#A192
1998 P 688,272,000 0.07 0.07 0.19 0.19 0.64 12% KM#A192
1998 S 2,086,507 3.83 1.1% KM#A192 Proof
1999 D 1,066,720,000 0.14 0.21 0.21 0.37 14% KM#A192
1999 P 1,212,000,000 0.13 0.11 0.10 0.10 0.94 17% KM#A192
1999 S 3,347,966 2.12 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
2000 D 1,509,520,000 0.09 0.09 0.19 0.21 0.50 18% KM#A192
2000 P 846,240,000 0.13 0.13 0.18 0.17 0.17 0.63 15% KM#A192
2000 S 4,047,993 1.52 1.7% KM#A192 Proof
2001 D 627,680,000 0.19 0.15 0.15 0.82 10% KM#A192
2001 P 675,704,000 0.05 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.69 12% KM#A192
2001 S 3,184,606 1.14 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
2002 D 691,200,000 0.16 0.23 0.17 0.17 0.98 11% KM#A192
2002 P 539,280,000 0.16 0.15 0.17 0.98 11% KM#A192
2002 S 3,211,995 0.98 1.3% KM#A192 Proof
2003 D 383,040,000 0.16 0.29 0.96 8% KM#A192
2003 P 441,840,000 0.11 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.39 11% KM#A192
2003 S 3,298,439 1.55 1.5% KM#A192 Proof

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