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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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1916 D 5C MS
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Base $ 18.00 28.00 35.00 45.00 85.00 115 120 135 145 165 185 210 280 550 1800 8950 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 675 2900 25000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1284
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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12/11/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 117, 122/Lot# 383 $201.25
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1182 $437.00
6/19/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131126/Lot# 24048 $109.25
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7831 $109.25
2/8/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3222, 3222/Lot# 1152 $140.00
12/17/2013 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1029 $374.00
4/13/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186135 $352.00
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20131 $91.65
9/21/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131439/Lot# 29659 $411.25


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