1939 Nickels exist with the reverse wavy stairs used from 1938, these coins are referred to a Rev 38. Additionally 1939 Jeffersons exist with the reverse from 1940 which sounds a bit confusing. These are referred to by collectors as Rev 40 or reverse of 1940. Rev 40 has crisp stairs on the Monticello.
Rev 38 vs Rev 40
What are Rev 38 and Rev 40 nickels? Click image below to enlarge.
How much is a 1939 S Nickel worth?
This section is more of a layman's guide, for those new to collecting.
In Average Circulated (AC) condition it's worth around $2.00, one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $80 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say Average Circulated, we mean in a similar condition to other coins circulated in 1939, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. *** [?].
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