Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 13,333,000
Obverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Reverse Designer: James Earle Fraser
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
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: 5/11/2020

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1916 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.00 30.00 35.00 60.00 90.00 110 120 130 135 160 175 195 260 550 1525 7700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 675 2700 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1384
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1916 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-37176025482231811567532502682985251---1384
----------------11----2
---------------321----6
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Total-37176025482231811567532502683015571---1392
 -0%1%1%4%2%3%2%2%6%11%1%4%18%19%22%4%1%0%--- 

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