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    1916 Buffalo Nickel, Attractive AU53
    Doubled Die Obverse

    1916 5C Doubled Die Obverse, FS-101, AU53 PCGS. CAC. In the Buffalo nickel series, the major "stoppers" are usually not regular issues but are mint errors. The 1916 Doubled Die, 1918/7-D, 1936-D 3-1/2 Legged, and 1937-D Three Legged issues all pose a major barrier for the collector. Of these, the 1916 Doubled Die is by far the scarcest and most challenging. It is believed that only about 200 pieces are known, and primarily in VF or lower grades. About Uncirculated representatives are rare, and Mint State pieces are exceedingly so. Resubmissions likely skew the certified population data, particularly in these upper tiers where value advances between grades are quite dramatic.

    This CAC-approved AU53 representative is somewhat better-struck than typical, with hints of satiny luster remaining in the fields. The obverse displays dusky olive-gray color, while the reverse shows warmer orange-gold and lavender-gray toning. Wear is trivial, and the eye appeal is excellent. The obverse doubling is plain to the unaided eye. Population: 5 in 53, 32 finer (11/15). (NGC ID# 2TSS, Variety PCGS# 145628, Base PCGS# 3931)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


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