Coin Specifications

Category: Buffalo Five Cents (1913-1938)
Mint: Philadelphia
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 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS obverse 1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

One of the most dramatic and popular varieties of this series is the boldly doubled obverse for 1916. The date, feathers and hair ribbon are all distinctly duplicated. This variety was not reported until the 1960s, and only a handful of Mint State pieces have surfaced since that time. Circulated examples are likewise quite scarce, a few of them being revealed through the use of acid to restore the date on heavily worn nickels. This variety is still identifiable by other doubled features than the date, but such coins are worth much less.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/28/2020

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1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5000 8000 10000 13500 23000 30000 33500 36500 40000 60000 80000 105000 135000 235000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 108
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2710121271164196-2-55------108
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Total2710121271164196-2-56------109
 2%6%9%11%11%6%10%6%4%17%6%-2%-5%6%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30093264413247715526725176518022831585649141979710113124991389916095187231960120423212714574369767
30943553434550226101738477748119839887569359990210908129651463116971190151987520705294285375173255
000000777481198398875693599902109081296514631169711901519875207052942800
0000007898821784818948957810007117031343215363178471930820149209883758500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 16454
Owner: supreme coins and collectibles
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 7287
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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