Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust $5 (1795-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 33,506
Catalog: KM-28
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $336.35 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1803/2 $5 MS obverse 1803/2 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The U.S. half eagles from the opening years of the 1800s are a comedy of errors. After producing normally dated half eagles in 1800, the Mint produced no 1801-dated half eagles, yet the half eagles of 1802 are all 1802/1 overdates. Similarly, although there are no normally dated (nonoverdate) 1802 half eagles, the half eagles of 1803 all are 1803/2 overdates.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2013

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1803/2 $5 MS
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Base $ 2100 2700 4400 5100 7500 7500 10075 10550 11550 12950 16100 16750 20400 34000 69350 157500 335000 - - - -
$ 8300 10800 11500 12400 14000 17400 18100 21900 36650 74000 169000 375000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 306
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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7/25/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1070, 1070/Lot# 1296 $14,700.00
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7909 $13,570.00
9/6/2009 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3352 $80,500.00
3/8/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 4028 $10,925.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4268 $3,231.25
3/23/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 167736 $6,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803/2 $5 MS
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Base22142483283935793796456549135224554557426017619064286624848310404138991521017250194872193124595
2303260130853651405246815016533156105833607462696493724391231156914336158901799520301228190
000000501653315610583360746269649372439123115691433615890179952030100
000000512054385676592561326348655878639763127341477316570187412111600
1803/2 $5 MS Prooflike
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Base23262604297337383963475651145435576459686251642866736875878410754143321567217758200422253725255
2418272732283813422748755221554458326062631065096740751194401194614778163671851920873234430
000000522155445832606263106509674075119440119461477816367185192087300
0000005328565459006156636965916807814710097131391522517062192802170500
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