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: $308.96 (12/19/2014)
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
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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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7023


Auction Prices Realized

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8/27/1997 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0975, 975/Lot# 1975 $5,697.00
1/4/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8178 $7,475.00
9/10/2006 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1914 $8,050.00
12/3/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction Session(3)", 1132/Lot# 1634 $5,462.50
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4268 $3,231.25
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3263 $14,375.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3347 $12,925.00
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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