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: $264.93 (7/30/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1903 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 750 875 1400 2750 5250 30000 - - -
$ - - 475 485 530 615 800 975 2050 4800 10750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4271
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2002 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22073, 22073/Lot# 15639 $805.00
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1165 $506.00
3/30/2006 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2182, 2182/Lot# 1122 $4,592.00
7/19/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 162, 167/Lot# 5037 $264.50
7/7/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4786 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7593 $2,012.50
9/8/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 108402 $440.00
5/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131419/Lot# 26789 $3,760.00


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
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 760
Owner: tommy44
 
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