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: $293.62 (10/1/2014)
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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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: 4209
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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3/4/1994 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 848 $797.50
4/9/1997 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0935, 935/Lot# 1798 $179.35
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2291 $603.75
7/19/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 162, 167/Lot# 5037 $264.50
1/9/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4334 $1,955.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6599 $4,140.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5541 $2,012.50
8/31/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 216200 $397.00


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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