About 1916-D Buffalo Nickels
The 1916-D Buffalo nickel is, for the series, a fairly typical early mintmarked issue. Boasting a mintage of 13,333,000, this piece is scarce in circulated grades and tough in uncirculated levels, though as a rule is generally well struck. Gem issues are about as scarce as the Type 2 Denver-minted pieces that came before in 1913, 1914, and 1915, as well as the 1917-D. Only a few dozen examples are known in MS66, currently the highest grade awarded for the issue by PCGS. NGC reports 2 in MS67 as of summer 2019.
|Denom:||5c / Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Buffalo Nickels, Type 2 (FIVE CENTS in Recess)|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Designer:||James Earle Fraser|
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