1936 5C Satin PR67+

PCGS#: 3994

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The Mint struck 1936 Proof Buffalo Nickels in two different finishes. The first finish is recognized as a Satin Finish while the second is referred to as a Brilliant Finish.

The 1936 Satin Finish Proof Nickel was the first variety produced from the two. It is believed that the Mint might have changed the Satin Finish to a Brilliant Finish since the Satin coins resembled circulation strike coins.   The Satin Finish and the Brilliant Finish seem to have about the same survivability in all grades combined. In high grades of PR67 or higher the 1936 Satin Finish Proof Nickel is much more common than the 1936 Brilliant Finish.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,420 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,950 R-4.6 5 / 7 TIE 6 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 1,700 R-4.7 5 / 7 6 / 8
65 or Better 1,225 R-4.9 5 / 7 6 / 8

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade