Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 28,004,935
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 5C MS obverse 1903 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage date that is plentiful in most grades. Collectors should look beyond the certified grade alone to find an example displaying a sharp strike from an early state of the dies. The coin illustrated, while lustrous and attractive overall, reveals pebbly, worn dies and areas of incomplete striking.

There are numerous repunched date varieties for 1903, but all of them are fairly minor and of interest only to specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1903 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 110 150 220 515 1250 12000 - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 120 165 245 720 4400 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 802
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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4/1/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1037, 1037/Lot# 1210 $103.55
3/29/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Bullet Sale #345, 345/Lot# 185 $310.50
2/5/2006 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 568 $1,092.50
5/9/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 1475 $977.50
2/4/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 698 $2,875.00
11/2/2009 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 424, 430/Lot# 153 $885.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7873 $166.85


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202841598110612314315516317518321624835458197416093009515860897138
2232476689111129147157167177194226283429712118520753725546864380
000000129147157167177194226283429712118520753725546800
000000136151160171180205237318505843139725424441577800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3009
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1609
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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