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    1916 Buffalo Nickel, AU50
    Rare Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101

    1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse AU50 PCGS. FS-101. Many features of the obverse die are strongly doubled, but the effect is most easily seen on the final digits of the date, with the undertype of the 6 visible to the naked eye to the lower-right of the primary digit. FS-101 is a well-known variety, but it is also quite rare and always commands a large premium in its infrequent public offerings. The FS-101 is listed on page 133 of the 2013 Guide Book.
    The present example is a lightly circulated specimen with just a touch of wear on the high points of the design elements and a few minor abrasions on both sides. The surfaces display dusky gold and bluish-gray patina with a few traces of satiny mint luster. Population: 9 in 50, 35 finer (11/12).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2TSS, PCGS# 3931)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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