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1916 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1938

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3930
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
63,498,066
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 15,000 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 1,100 R-4.9 48 / 69 TIE 49 / 72 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,000
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 1,100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-4.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 52 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 69 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 44 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 53 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 49 / 72 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1916 is one of the more common pre-1919 Buffalo nickels in all circulated grades and is actually the most common 1914 to 1925 Buffalo nickel in both MS64 and MS65 condition. Most examples are very well struck. Luster is usually more satiny than frosty.