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    1916 Nickel, Concentrically Toned PR68
    Tied for Finest Known

    1916 5C PR68 PCGS. With a mintage of only 600 pieces, the 1916 is the scarcest issue in the matte proof Buffalo nickel series. It is also the rarest in Superb Gem condition. Pieces grading PR68 are extremely rare, and none are known finer. Our Permanent Auction Archives show only two previous appearances of a PR68 example, the last of which was sold in the December 2008 Houston Signature sale for $43,125.

    The present coin is visually superior to that example, showing concentrically laid multicolor hues that include olive, gold, rose, and lavender around ice-blue interiors. The strike is full, and the preservation is outstanding. This gorgeous matte proof will please even the most discerning collector. Population: 8 in 68, 0 finer (6/16).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 278V, PCGS# 3993)

    Weight: 5.00 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
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