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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Design Description: PHILIPPINES UNDER U.S. SOVEREIGNTY
Item Description: COPPER-NICKEL 5C 1916 S USA-PHIL KM164
Full Grade: NGC MS 65
Owner: JAA

Owner Comments:

Mint: San Francisco
Mint Mark: S
Mintage: 300,000
Designer: Melicio Figueroa
Engraver: Charles Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.25g
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Plain

With a mintage of only 300,000 the 1916-S 5 Centavos is the lowest mintage 5 Centavos business strike and is a key date in the 5 Centavos series. This attractive specimen features gentle surface tone and a crisp strike, with a full expression of cartwheel brilliance beneath. The 1916-S 5 Centavos is a conditional rarity in GEM condition with only nine specimens graded MS65 or higher by NGC and PCGS combined. This specimen is tied (with one other) for the finest yet recognized by NGC, while only 5 examples certify finer by PCGS.

NGC Population: 2/0 (12/12/2021)
PCGS Population: 2/5 (12/12/2021)
Combined NGC/PCGS Population: 4/5 (12/12/2021)

Purchased in Heritage Auctions 2021 December 11 - 13 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong #3095, Session 2, Lot #35392.

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