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    1916 Doubled Die Nickel, AU53
    Bold Date Duplication

    1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse AU53 NGC. FS-101. The 1916 nickel with doubled die obverse is among the most dramatic 20th century die errors, once called "1916/1916" for the amount of separation between images seen there. While worn, dateless examples can be identified based on the doubling of the portrait's feathers, there is little finer than a high-grade circulated piece such as this AU53 example. The surfaces are subtly lustrous beneath streaks of steel-gray and reddish-orange, modestly marked with only a few obvious ticks. On the reverse, the bison shows a clear horn. Census: 5 in 53, 34 finer (8/13).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 2TSS, PCGS# 3931)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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