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: $1441.12 (10/21/2019)
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: 10/18/2019

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1903 S $20 MS
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Base $ 1430 1430 1430 1770 1770 1780 1780 1780 1780 1780 1800 1820 2325 3650 16500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2525 5000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6587
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1903 S $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----145152112032518222562139927623-----6573
-------------411------6
-------------4-4------8
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Total-----145152112032518222570140028123-----6587
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %5 %28 %39 %21 %4 %0 %----- 
1903 S $20 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1661-------14
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Total-----------1661-------14
 -----------7 %43 %43 %7 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/8/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1456, 1456/Lot# 1092 $2,110.00
3/13/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 229, 235/Lot# 6386 $1,380.00
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
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9366 $1,782.50
1/29/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/29/2012, 5/Lot# 34627 $1,875.51
10/7/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131242/Lot# 20294 $1,938.75
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2193 $12,925.00
6/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1187 $1,579.00
  PCGS MS 63   Bonhams $1,872.00


NGC Registry

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