1936 5C Satin PR67 Certification #11200497, PCGS #3994

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The Mint struck 1936 Proof Buffalo Nickels in two different finishes. The first finish is recognized as a Satin Finish while 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 Satin Finish Proof Nickel is much more common than the 1936 Brilliant Finish.
21.20 millimeters
James Earle Fraser
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 1950 R-4.6 5 / 7 TIE 6 / 8 TIE
All Grades 1700 R-4.7 5 / 7 6 / 8
60 or Better 1225 R-4.9 5 / 7 6 / 8

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade PR69 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR68 PCGS grade