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    1940 Jefferson Nickel, Toned PR68
    Reverse of 1938

    1940 5C Reverse of 1938, FS-901, PR68 PCGS. CAC. Ice-blue, pink, magenta, and apricot colors endow this well-struck and seemingly unimprovable PR68 specimen. Even close examination with a loupe fails to reveal any marks, hairlines, spots, or other distractions on either side. An amazingly original piece. According to Ron Guth and Bill Gale in their 2002 edition of United States Proof Sets and Mint Sets, the Reverse of 1938 (with wavy steps on Monticello) is currently "approximately fifty times rarer" than the Reverse of 1940 variety. This is one of only two PR68 Reverse of 1938 coins certified by PCGS at this lofty level with none finer (7/20).
    Ex: Alex and Nan Proof Jefferson Nickel Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5465.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 38540, Base PCGS# 94177)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

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    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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