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: $314.74 (4/16/2014)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1903 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 665 765 1250 3150 6750 30000 - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 600 615 700 715 835 1400 4300 10000 35000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4167
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/2/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #264, 264/Lot# 1384 $920.00
6/5/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2048, 2048/Lot# 2257 $1,375.00
11/15/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6515 $1,006.25
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1493 $1,006.25
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5213 $1,997.50
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116790 $410.30


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 67
Points: 5563
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2789
Owner: darktone
 
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