Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 13,333,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1916 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is fairly common across most grades. The typical example is not quite fully struck, with weakness in the Indian's hair above the knot and on the highest relief portion of the bison's coat, just above the foreleg. Luster is usually good, though it may be interrupted by furrows on coins struck from very worn dies.

An oddity of the date on 1916 nickels of all three mints is that numeral 6 is noticeably taller than the others. Since the other three numerals were already in place when the master die for this year was sunk, the engraver had only to add this final numeral, but he evidently misjudged the size.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2015

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1916 D 5C MS
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Base $ 17.00 27.00 32.00 43.00 90.00 110 115 130 150 185 215 275 575 2000 8800 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 325 950 3000 24675 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1196
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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1/6/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0908, 908/Lot# 1087 $305.20
2/21/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 5449 $161.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1206 $241.50
3/11/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 38707 $158.40
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7630 $258.50
12/17/2013 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1029 $374.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 97   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 709 $100.00
10/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22026 $152.75


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