1936 5C Brilliant (Proof)

Series: Buffalo Five Cents 1913-1937

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR69

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PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68

PCGS PR68

PCGS #:
3995
Designer:
James Earle Fraser
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
4,420
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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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 1,950 R-4.6 5 / 7 TIE 6 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 1,850 R-4.6 6 / 7 7 / 8
65 or Better 1,300 R-4.8 6 / 7 7 / 8
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,950
60 or Better 1,850
65 or Better 1,300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-4.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 7 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 7
65 or Better 6 / 7
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 8
65 or Better 7 / 8

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade PR69 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection

2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2007:367, $40,250

2 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5291, $11,750

2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade
9 PR67+ PCGS grade
9 PR67+ PCGS grade
PR69 PCGS grade #1 PR69 PCGS grade

Gerald Forsythe Collection

PR68 PCGS grade #2 PR68 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 PR68 PCGS grade
#2 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2007:367, $40,250

#2 PR68 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5291, $11,750

#2 PR68 PCGS grade
#2 PR68 PCGS grade
#2 PR68 PCGS grade
#9 PR67+ PCGS grade
#9 PR67+ PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The U.S. Mint struck two different 1936 Proof Buffalo Nickels. The first finish is referred to as a Satin Finish and 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 Brilliant Finish Proof Nickel is significantly scarcer than the 1936 Satin Finish.