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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Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4950 6950 9750 12500 23500 29500 32000 35000 49000 62500 80000 115000 160000 255000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 64


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9/20/2004 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 1938, 1938/Lot# 1135 $1,430.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2531 $163,300.00
3/6/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 5128 $36,225.00
6/23/2013 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123269 $5,797.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4038 $30,550.00
6/4/2015 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 3820 $8,812.50
1/6/2016 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(3), 1231/Lot# 4807 $10,575.00
8/10/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 3984 $39,950.00
1/4/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(4), 1251/Lot# 5552 $42,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 DOUBLED DIE OBV 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base30093264413247715526725176518022831585649141979710113124991389916095187231960120423212714574369767
3094355343455022610173847774811983988756935999021090812965146311697119015198752070529428537510
000000777481198398875693599902109081296514631169711901519875207052942800
0000007898821784818948957810007117031343215363178471930820149209883758500
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