1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 27623330
PCGS#: 3931

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1916 Doubled Die Buffalo nickel is the most popular doubled die variety for the entire Buffalo nickel series.   

There are about 200 examples known. Most examples exist in VF grades. There are less than 15 mint state examples known with the highest being two coins in MS64 condition. The doubling is very dramatic mostly going south east of the date and also on the Indian Chiefs lips and chin. This variety is very prominent and it can easily be seen with the naked eye.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 63,498,066 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
1
1
2
1
3
2,700
4
35
18,000
3
45+
25,500
50+
31,000
53
33,500
5
53+
34,500
55+
41,000
58+
51,500
60
60,000
61
73,000
62+
105,000
63+
150,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 3 / 69 3 / 72
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 2 / 69 2 / 72
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 69 1 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade Heritage 9/2005:1853, $264,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2131, $184,000
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade  

James Lull Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/2005:320, $161,000 - Scott Rudolph Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3640, $195,500

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 estimated grade  

Bowers & Merena 4/2008:196, $276,000 - Teton Ranch Collection - Heritage 1/2012:3088, $172,500