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: $308.42 (11/27/2014)
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: 8/28/2014

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1803/2 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2100 2700 4400 5100 7900 7900 10900 11350 12250 14000 15750 17500 21000 35000 71500 157500 335000 - - - -
$ 8500 11150 11600 12750 14750 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 308
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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6/26/2000 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1326, 1326/Lot# 1566 $1,951.75
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2246 $18,975.00
10/7/2008 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28102, 28102/Lot# 22378 $4,025.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6496 $9,223.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6757 $12,925.00
12/5/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4990 $3,525.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3835 $17,625.00
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 193560 $21,451.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803/2 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22142483283935793796456549135224554557426017619064286624848310404138991521017250194872193124595
2303260130853651405246815016533156105833607462696493724391231156914336158901799520301228190
000000501653315610583360746269649372439123115691433615890179952030100
000000512054385676592561326348655878639763127341477316570187412111600
1803/2 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23262604297337383963475651145435576459686251642866736875878410754143321567217758200422253725255
2418272732283813422748755221554458326062631065096740751194401194614778163671851920873234430
000000522155445832606263106509674075119440119461477816367185192087300
0000005328565459006156636965916807814710097131391522517062192802170500
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