Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 954,000
Catalog: KM-74.3
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.44g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1296.45 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 S $20 MS obverse 1903 S $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the San Francisco Mint produced only 954,000 double eagles in 1903, the coins are usually well made. However, they are still large coins made of soft gold and often come with numerous bag marks and abrasions. Gem coins are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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1903 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1515 1520 1525 1530 1540 1550 1560 1570 1600 1675 1765 1825 2100 3800 17000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2525 5600 - - - -
1903 S $20 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6433
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/12/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1470, 1470/Lot# 1144 $1,899.00
7/18/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26074, 26074/Lot# 13977 $1,265.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2474 $1,294.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5321 $4,312.50
8/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 62049 $2,970.00
11/25/2012 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1286 $2,450.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5212 $3,290.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1186 $1,638.00
4/28/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20668 $3,701.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722192226223322402247225722612268227822952302231223522671352563627632835390691158316585
22042221222822352242225022582263227122842297230523252458295644716785787285929907132500
0000002258226322712284229723052325245829564471678578728592990700
00000022602266227522892300230923392565324054167209811388301074500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2671
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2671
Owner: Steve Svizzero
 
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