Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 954,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1253.11 (11/17/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 8/29/2017

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1903 S $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1485 1500 1515 1525 1600 1615 1675 1700 1715 1750 1775 1785 2050 3650 16500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2525 5000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6509
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/3/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24022, 24022/Lot# 13982 $632.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1821 $661.25
3/13/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 229, 235/Lot# 6386 $1,380.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 5114 $2,990.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34627 $1,875.51
7/1/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3303, 3303/Lot# 2463 $1,650.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1186 $1,638.00
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20637 $3,701.25
7/6/2017 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1257/Lot# 4344 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $20 MS S
 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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