Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Catalog: KM-134
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1916 5C PF obverse 1916 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the lowest mintage entry in the proof series of Buffalo Nickels, a fact clearly reflected in the rarity of examples in the marketplace. The Philadelphia Mint declined to strike proofs of Barber's old Liberty Head Dimes, Quarters and Halves, as it anticipated that the new designs of 1916 would be ready in time for proof set sales (gold proofs were also suspended for this same reason). In the absence of silver proof sets, sales of the two minor coins were limited to the minor proof sets, thus accounting for their low mintage.

The 1916 proof nickel is perhaps the epitome of the Type 2 design, as the Mint strengthened the word LIBERTY, a feature that had always been deficient, even on proofs. It should have taken such care in engraving the final numeral of the date, as the 6 is clearly taller than the other figures.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1916 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 172
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3680


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2/7/1996 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 0813, 813/Lot# 243 $2,407.50
8/17/1996 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 6879 $5,060.00
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 698 $3,795.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1672 $2,702.50
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3335 $4,112.50
3/30/2014 PCGS PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 797, 806/Lot# 55 $8,650.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3477 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2413113924926077438249009569941047108211961319145016292375261435795751972826224
26433842553065277084991896810111058112012371362150918772454293543037076152260
0000008499189681011105811201237136215091877245429354303707600
0000008749379811029107011581278140615692126253432575027840200
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 2614
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 2614
Owner: rmsent
 
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