Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,855,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.44 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 S $5 MS obverse 1903 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1903-S half eagle is one of the most common dates of the Liberty Head five dollar series. As indicated by the population data, even Mint State coins through the near-Gem level of preservation are obtainable. There is a sharp drop in MS65 pieces, and Premium Gem and finer specimens become rare.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1903 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 775 1500 3200 6600 30000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 825 1800 4700 10300 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4198
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/13/1997 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0988, 988/Lot# 2061 $158.25
4/24/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 1117 $287.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5066 $2,530.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2144 $4,025.00
1/19/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165183 $349.80
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8609 $587.50
7/11/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7034 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527893639556374881116816892
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419333072428062048714130760
00000045446948650151954363689312741933307242806204871400
000000458475490508523559698102613892361335549216846994100
1903 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929223800578384271281919744
1111195356506523538555581680950134920333214446166649891151270
00000035650652353855558168095013492033321444616664989100
0000004285125275445605987451089146924773507512275451135500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2789
Owner: darktone
 
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