1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse MS64 Certification #27623330, PCGS #3931

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
63498066
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
177
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 3 / 69 3 / 72
All Grades 10 R-9.5 2 / 69 2 / 72
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 69 1 / 72

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2005:1853, $264,500 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2131, $184,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:125, not sold

1 MS64 PCGS grade

James Lull Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/2005:320, $161,000 - Scott Rudolph Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3640, $195,500 - Goldbergs 2/2013:1169, not sold

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 9/2004:376, $281,750

5 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:240, $146,875 - Cuyuna Collection (PCGS Set Registry)