Expert Comments

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.

 

PCGS #
3930
Designer
James Earle Fraser
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
63498066
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
3784
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 15000 R-2.9 43 / 69 TIE 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 4000 R-4.2 52 / 69 TIE 53 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 1100 R-4.9 48 / 69 TIE 49 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 15000
All Grades 4000
60 or Better 1100
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better 43 / 69 TIE
All Grades 52 / 69 TIE
60 or Better 48 / 69 TIE
65 or Better 44 / 72 TIE
All Grades 53 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 49 / 72 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade