Nikon/Nikkor F Serial Numbers and Production Dates
The Nikon F camera was produced between March 1959 and October 1973. The very first serial number was 6400001 and upon Japanese publications the last serial number was 7451052
(Peter Braczko, Nikon Pocket Book, July 1994, page 4-7: «The last serial numbers of the Nikon F production are 7451048 in chrome and 7451052 in black finish.»).
Higher serial numbers up to 7464xxx are found on spare part top covers.