1916 Wheat, proof or not?

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  1. Coinlover80

    Coinlover80 New Member

    IMG_20190318_211843.jpg IMG_20190318_211833.jpg Ive had this beauty for some time now and have got mixed direction on if its a proof. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Also if anyone has any proof Wheaties 1916 and earlier, i would love to see them.

    Thanks all!!!

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  3. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 64 years

    From what I can tell from the rims, it's not a proof.
  4. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Show us the edge. It should be very straight and sharp.
  5. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    Not even close ....
  6. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    Polished Details.
  7. Dale Lassiter

    Dale Lassiter Active Member

    If it is a proof, it's very rare. They only have about 1,050 today worth over $1,100 dollars. Check out the history of the coin.
  8. robec

    robec Junior Member

    It's not a proof.
  9. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    Check the rims, should be 90 degrees not a chamfer. ( rounded)

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  10. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Not a proof. 1915 and 1916 wheats were always pretty well struck and can be mistaken for proofs. However, the proofs are even more well struck, and of course the rims are usually very full, squared, and sharp.
  11. robec

    robec Junior Member

    The 90˚ angle also pertains to the inside edge.

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    ldhair Clean Supporter

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