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Obverse of 1916 Buffalo Nickel     Reverse of 1916 Buffalo Nickel


PCGS Nos: 3930, 3993, 3931


Circulation strikes: 63,497,466
Proofs: 600

Designer: James Earle Fraser

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below FIVE CENTS

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
1916 Matte Proof-68 (PCGS).  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 316, illustrated, sold for $35,650.00.

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-68's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service