Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 28,004,935
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1903 5C MS obverse 1903 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage date that is plentiful in most grades. Collectors should look beyond the certified grade alone to find an example displaying a sharp strike from an early state of the dies. The coin illustrated, while lustrous and attractive overall, reveals pebbly, worn dies and areas of incomplete striking.

There are numerous repunched date varieties for 1903, but all of them are fairly minor and of interest only to specialists.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1903 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 110 150 220 515 1250 12000 - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 120 165 245 720 4400 - -

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Total Graded: 826
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/31/1996 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0863, 863/Lot# 1187 $70.85
9/6/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 508 $489.00
6/26/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 5358 $253.00
8/11/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 273, 279/Lot# 309 $103.50
11/21/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210115/Lot# 25028 $402.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2353 $977.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7873 $166.85
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6849 $164.50
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199079 $250.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 5C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3009
Owner: NMK8104
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1609
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
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