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: $298.02 (10/24/2014)
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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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1903 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 825 1540 3600 7100 28000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 900 2075 4600 8800 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1779
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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10/4/2000 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #236, 236/Lot# 673 $201.25
7/31/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 1289 $350.75
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2097 $1,667.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1254 $702.00
3/21/2012 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3246, 3246/Lot# 1897 $517.50
12/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 148308 $375.11
8/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4362 $2,820.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8986 $528.75


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: 6089
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3885
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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