Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1916-D is scarce in circulated grades and scarce in mint state. It is very scarce in Gem MS65 or better condition. In Gem condition, it is about equal in rarity to the 1913-D Type 2, 1914-D, 1915-D, and 1917-D, but not nearly as rare as the 1918-D or 1919-D. The majority of survivors are well struck. Luster is usually not a problem with this issue as mint state examples usually have excellent satin like luster.

 

Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Mintage
13333000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
2339
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 36 / 69 TIE 36 / 72 TIE
All Grades 2000 R-4.6 33 / 69 TIE 33 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 25 / 69 TIE 25 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:68, $22,325 - “JDG Trust” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

“Cuyuna” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade