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5 Cents "Jefferson Nickel" 1st portrait

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

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Features

Country United States
Type Common coin
Years 1938-2003
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 21.2 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 192, KM# A192, Schön# 196
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
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 *

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 facial 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)

© 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
1938  19,496,000 0.40 1.44 1.15 KM#192
1938  19,365 KM#192 Proof
1938 D 5,376,000 1.10 1.34 1.71 KM#192
1938 S 4,105,000 1.57 1.82 2.29 KM#192
1939  KM#192 T1 obverse: wavy steps, Rev. of 1939
1939  KM#192 T1 obverse: wavy steps, Rev. of 1939; Proof
1939  KM#192 T2 obverse: double Monticello, double five cents
1939  120,615,000 0.16 0.18 0.40 0.28 KM#192 T2 obverse: even steps, Rev. of 1940
1939  12,535 KM#192 T2 obverse: even steps, Rev. of 1940; Proof
1939 D KM#192 T1T1 obverse: wavy steps, Rev. of 1939
1939 D 3,514,000 3.58 5.01 10.50 KM#192 T2T2: even steps, Rev. of 1940; rare
1939 S KM#192 T1T1: wavy steps, Rev. of 1939
1939 S 6,630,000 0.95 1.76 3.34 KM#192 T2T2: even steps, Rev. of 1940
1940  176,485,000 0.18 0.13 0.22 0.23 KM#192
1940  14,158 KM#192 Proof
1940 D 43,540,000 0.19 0.45 0.48 KM#192
1940 S 39,690,000 0.19 0.36 0.58 KM#192
1941  203,265,000 0.30 0.16 0.21 0.28 KM#192
1941  18,720 KM#192 Proof
1941 D 53,432,000 0.14 0.28 0.48 KM#192
1941 S 0.14 0.28 0.58 KM#192 large mint mark
1941 S 43,445,000 1.00 KM#192 small mint mark
1942  49,789,000 0.30 0.14 0.75 0.43 KM#192
1942  29,600 KM#192 Proof
1942 D 13,938,000 0.43 1.15 2.01 KM#192
1942 D KM#192 D over an horizontal D; rare
1946  161,116,000 0.10 0.13 0.18 KM#A192
1946 D 45,292,200 0.09 0.14 0.23 KM#A192
1946 S 13,560,000 0.18 0.23 0.34 KM#A192
1947  95,000,000 0.10 0.19 0.18 KM#A192
1947 D 37,822,000 0.09 0.14 0.28 KM#A192
1947 S 24,720,000 0.11 0.14 0.23 KM#A192
1948  89,348,000 0.08 0.20 0.18 KM#A192
1948 D 44,734,000 0.11 0.28 0.40 KM#A192
1948 S 11,300,000 0.18 0.34 0.40 KM#A192
1949  60,652,000 0.14 0.62 0.23 KM#A192
1949 D 36,498,000 0.11 0.23 0.40 KM#A192
1949 D KM#A192 ("D" below "S")
1949 S 9,716,000 0.43 0.58 0.72 KM#A192
1950  9,796,000 0.19 0.26 0.43 KM#A192
1950  51,386 KM#A192 Proof
1950 D 2,630,030 6.44 7.07 7.64 KM#A192
1951  28,552,000 0.11 0.14 0.28 KM#A192
1951  57,500 KM#A192 Proof
1951 D 20,460,000 0.15 0.22 0.43 KM#A192
1951 S 7,776,000 0.23 0.43 0.67 KM#A192
1952  63,988,000 0.08 0.09 0.12 KM#A192
1952  81,980 KM#A192 Proof
1952 D 30,638,000 0.11 0.15 0.23 KM#A192
1952 S 20,572,000 0.11 0.14 0.18 KM#A192
1953  46,644,000 0.08 0.09 0.13 KM#A192
1953  128,800 KM#A192 Proof
1953 D 59,878,600 0.09 0.12 0.15 KM#A192
1953 S 19,210,900 0.12 0.18 0.26 KM#A192
1954  47,684,050 0.08 0.18 0.09 KM#A192
1954  233,300 KM#A192 Proof
1954 D 117,183,060 0.08 0.08 0.09 KM#A192
1954 S 29,384,000 0.08 0.08 0.09 KM#A192
1954 S KM#A192 ("D" below "S")
1955  7,888,000 0.21 0.23 0.28 KM#A192
1955  378,200 KM#A192 Proof
1955 D 74,464,100 0.06 0.08 0.09 KM#A192
1955 D 8.11 10.50 16.23 KM#A192 ("D" below "S")
1956  35,216,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1956  669,384 KM#A192 Proof
1956 D 67,222,940 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1957  38,408,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1957  1,247,952 KM#A192 Proof
1957 D 136,828,900 0.06 0.12 0.06 KM#A192
1958  17,088,000 0.06 0.12 0.14 KM#A192
1958  875,652 KM#A192 Proof
1958 D 168,249,120 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1959  27,248,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1959  1,149,291 KM#A192 Proof
1959 D 160,738,240 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1960  55,416,000 0.06 0.15 0.06 KM#A192
1960  1,691,602 KM#A192 Proof
1960 D 192,582,180 0.06 0.18 0.06 KM#A192
1961  73,640,100 0.06 0.15 0.06 KM#A192
1961  3,028,144 KM#A192 Proof
1961 D 229,342,760 0.06 0.10 0.06 KM#A192
1962  97,384,000 0.14 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1962  3,218,019 KM#A192 Proof
1962 D 280,195,720 0.06 0.08 0.06 KM#A192
1963  175,776,000 0.14 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1963  3,075,645 KM#A192 Proof
1963 D 276,829,460 0.06 0.12 0.06 KM#A192
1964  1,024,672,000 0.14 0.09 0.08 0.06 KM#A192
1964  3,950,762 KM#A192 Proof
1964 D 1,787,297,160 0.12 0.10 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1965  136,131,380 0.16 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1965  2,360,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1966  156,208,283 0.06 0.13 0.06 KM#A192
1966  2,261,583 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1967  107,325,800 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1967  1,863,344 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192 SMS (Special processed Strike)
1968 D 91,227,860 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1968 S 100,396,004 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.59 KM#A192
1968 S 3,041,506 KM#A192 Proof
1969 D 202,807,500 0.07 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1969 S 120,165,000 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1969 S 2,934,631 KM#A192 Proof
1970 D 515,485,380 0.19 0.06 0.11 0.06 KM#A192
1970 S 238,832,004 0.14 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1970 S 2,632,810 KM#A192 Proof
1971  106,884,000 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1971 (S) KM#A192 San Francisco Mint without mintmark; with signature; error
1971 D 316,144,800 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1971 S 3,220,733 KM#A192 Proof
1972  202,036,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1972 D 351,694,600 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1972 S 3,260,996 1.11 KM#A192 Proof
1973  384,396,000 0.19 0.06 0.08 0.45 KM#A192
1973 D 261,405,000 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1973 S 2,760,339 KM#A192 Proof
1974  601,752,000 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1974 D 277,373,000 0.06 0.08 0.06 KM#A192
1974 S 2,612,568 KM#A192 Proof
1975  181,772,000 0.06 0.19 0.06 KM#A192
1975 D 401,875,300 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
1975 S 2,845,450 KM#A192 Proof
1976  367,124,000 0.09 0.07 0.06 1.23 KM#A192
1976 D 563,964,147 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1976 S 4,149,730 1.83 KM#A192 Proof
1977  585,376,000 0.17 0.09 0.07 0.14 KM#A192
1977 D 297,313,422 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1977 S 3,251,152 KM#A192 Proof
1978  391,308,000 0.14 0.06 0.18 0.06 KM#A192
1978 D 313,092,780 0.06 0.06 0.35 KM#A192
1978 S 3,127,781 KM#A192 Proof
1979  463,188,000 0.09 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1979 D 325,867,672 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1979 S 3,677,175 KM#A192 Type 1 Proof
1979 S KM#A192 Type 2 Proof
1980 D 502,323,448 0.06 0.09 0.09 KM#A192
1980 P 593,004,000 0.06 0.07 0.10 KM#A192
1980 S 3,554,806 KM#A192 Proof
1981 D 364,801,843 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1981 P 657,504,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1981 S 4,063,083 4.55 KM#A192 Type 1 Proof
1981 S KM#A192 Type 2 Proof
1982 D 373,726,544 0.25 0.28 0.25 KM#A192
1982 P 292,355,000 0.28 0.42 0.95 KM#A192
1982 S 3,857,479 2.78 KM#A192 Proof
1983 D 536,726,276 0.23 0.18 0.32 KM#A192
1983 P 561,615,000 0.18 0.12 KM#A192
1983 S 3,279,126 KM#A192 Proof
1984 D 517,675,146 0.06 0.06 0.12 KM#A192
1984 P 746,769,000 0.16 0.12 0.13 0.19 KM#A192
1984 S 3,065,110 2.68 KM#A192 Proof
1985 D 459,747,446 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1985 P 647,114,962 0.06 0.07 0.12 KM#A192
1985 S 3,362,821 KM#A192 Proof
1986 D 361,819,140 0.15 0.17 0.18 KM#A192
1986 P 536,883,483 0.06 0.08 0.07 KM#A192
1986 S 3,010,497 KM#A192 Proof
1987 D 410,590,604 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1987 P 371,499,481 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1987 S 4,227,728 3.97 KM#A192 Proof
1988 D 663,771,652 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1988 P 771,360,000 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1988 S 3,262,948 KM#A192 Proof
1989 D 570,842,474 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1989 P 898,812,000 0.11 0.08 0.12 KM#A192
1989 S 3,220,194 KM#A192 Proof
1990 D 663,938,503 0.06 0.07 0.09 KM#A192
1990 P 661,636,000 0.06 0.13 0.07 KM#A192
1990 S 3,299,559 KM#A192 Proof
1991 D 436,496,678 0.06 0.07 0.06 KM#A192
1991 P 614,104,000 0.06 0.08 0.06 KM#A192
1991 S 2,867,787 KM#A192 Proof
1992 D 450,565,113 0.17 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1992 P 399,552,000 0.06 0.08 0.10 KM#A192
1992 S 4,176,560 KM#A192 Proof
1993 D 406,084,135 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1993 P 412,076,000 0.06 0.07 0.35 KM#A192
1993 S 3,394,792 KM#A192 Proof
1994 D 715,762,110 0.06 0.06 0.11 KM#A192
1994 P 722,160,000 0.08 0.07 0.15 KM#A192
1994 P 167,703 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192 Matte Proof
1994 S 3,269,923 KM#A192 Proof
1995 D 888,112,000 0.14 0.06 0.07 0.08 KM#A192
1995 P 774,156,000 0.06 0.08 0.06 KM#A192
1995 S 2,797,481 KM#A192 Proof
1996 D 817,736,000 0.06 0.07 0.12 KM#A192
1996 P 829,332,000 0.06 0.07 0.32 KM#A192
1996 S 2,525,265 KM#A192 Proof
1997 D 466,640,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1997 P 470,972,000 0.06 0.16 0.09 KM#A192
1997 P 25,000 KM#A192 Matte Proof
1997 S 2,796,678 KM#A192 Proof
1998 D 635,360,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
1998 P 688,272,000 0.06 0.10 0.06 KM#A192
1998 S 2,086,507 KM#A192 Proof
1999 D 1,066,720,000 0.11 0.06 0.09 KM#A192
1999 P 1,212,000,000 0.06 0.07 0.08 KM#A192
1999 S 3,347,966 KM#A192 Proof
2000 D 1,509,520,000 0.06 0.07 0.09 KM#A192
2000 P 846,240,000 0.06 0.08 0.08 KM#A192
2000 S 4,047,993 KM#A192 Proof
2001 D 627,680,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
2001 P 675,704,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.09 KM#A192
2001 S 3,184,606 KM#A192 Proof
2002 D 691,200,000 0.06 0.09 0.06 KM#A192
2002 P 539,280,000 0.06 0.07 0.09 KM#A192
2002 S 3,211,995 KM#A192 Proof
2003 D 383,040,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
2003 P 441,840,000 0.06 0.06 0.06 KM#A192
2003 S 3,298,439 KM#A192 Proof

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