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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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF obverse 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

More vigorous polishing of the dies and planchets furnished the type of proof coin collectors expected, though the mint generally failed to provide any contrasting texture to the die cavities. This brilliance often came at the expense of detail, with the shallower features of the design being partially obliterated.

From 1936 through 1942 collectors were permitted to order proof coins individually, so the mintages varied from one denomination to another. The cent and nickel typically won such competitions, as these were the coins collectors of the time most sought for their date/mint series, as well.

This issue is scarce relative to the great demand for it. Most have survived in reasonably nice condition, though the limits of the mint's 1930s procedures essentially prohibit the ultra high grades associated with current proof coinage.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 584
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
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Base-----------1-9171021391979524--584
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Total-----------1-91710313919810825--600
 -----------0%-2%3%17%23%33%18%4%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF CA
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Base442551676824993118713031410148915411615166218181985200920482169247634635585948428025
47859372588010581226133914361506156616311714187419932022208822712805417068851566429426
0000001339143615061566163117141874199320222088227128054170688500
0000001374146315241590164617661929200120352129237431344878818400
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF UC
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Base10281066110311381173120612461284132113631393145016091639182520332169238829104853747120761
104010781114114911841219125812961335137314121503161917011894207822422562355757251190121799
0000001258129613351373141215031619170118942078224225623557572500
0000001271130813491383143115561629176319632123231527364205659800
1936 BRILLIANT 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25132040450562276084492197810161070153117071707194922332614284733656473948520467
274348438544668788870940991103412241590170717882044236026923020440174771314621490
0000008709409911034122415901707178820442360269230204401747700
00000089595910031052137716481707186821382487276931925437848100
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 4401
Owner: Leonard Raines
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 2614
Owner: Black Hawk Collection
 
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