Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 226,870
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $265.63 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 $5 MS obverse 1903 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Before the Lincoln cent obverse began its 103-year-long (and counting) run, the longevity of the Gobrecht gold design was the benchmark by which other designs were measured. Though the design was on its way out by the time this example was struck in 1903, it had lasted for more than six decades since its first appearance on the half eagle in 1839.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1903 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 625 850 1800 3500 6500 28000 - - -
$ - - 475 485 530 615 700 950 2075 4800 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1797
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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8/16/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8277


Auction Prices Realized

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3/25/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0826, 826/Lot# 825 $200.45
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1407 $385.25
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2096 $1,668.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1254 $702.00
8/7/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131133/Lot# 28841 $434.70
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4234 $1,233.75
1/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3030/Lot# 23097 $1,880.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 192806 $2,530.00
6/1/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197855 $445.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159153729363885608981191221218614
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893128520033252461967659483143460
00000045446948650151954363689312852003325246196765948300
0000004584754905085235596981026141124693568535474421084700
1903 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983393894424714845005195325515656158111229162230734055632484111260619151
271311355406451475489506523538555581680950136021053400481170199809147870
00000048950652353855558168095013602105340048117019980900
0000004945125275445605987451089149125893727556777151120700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6765
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3885
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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