Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 201,060
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $160.13 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1903 $2.5 MS obverse 1903 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

When compared to other issues in the long-lived Liberty Quarter Eagle series, the 1903 is a common coin. Still, the original business strike mintage is a not overly generous 201,060 pieces, and survivors are seldom encountered above the Gem grade level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2016

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1903 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 350 375 385 395 405 450 500 525 575 650 725 1375 1750 3800 33600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6085
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6354 $488.75
9/20/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 179, 185/Lot# 6030 $805.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2066 $1,121.25
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19251/Lot# 1109 $1,345.00
10/18/2011 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3157, 3157/Lot# 1296 $581.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4203 $1,265.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4926 $1,292.50
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 201218 $400.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6950 $446.50
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15761 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527556586609624648663705982127114211985246437475466703610025
336364397432479536566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598980320
000000566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598900
000000576601619640658691889117413711797230433194893651200
1903 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3894234615005395846076296536706927097521048134515022088258539125747752610772
400435474513554591614637658677697723850114713971697225330274523634086080
000000614637658677697723850114713971697225330274523634000
000000621645664684703737949124614491892241934695135693300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3747
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: Paul's
 
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