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: 801
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
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9/17/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 6002 $402.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1625 $1,035.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7646 $345.00
2/18/2013 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 1666 $90.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6849 $164.50
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 564 $115.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 147425 $775.00


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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