Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 226,870
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $428.65 (7/15/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1903 $5 MS obverse 1903 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 226,870 half eagles in 1903, far fewer than the over 1.8 million struck in San Francisco that year. This makes the Philadelphia issue a much rarer issue, especially in the grades of gem and above.

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1903 $5 MS
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Base $ 450 450 450 450 475 510 520 530 540 560 575 595 700 1300 2500 6000 28500 - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 585 625 875 1750 3500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1935
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1903 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----12-32712842506797315841965---1935
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-------------2122-----7
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Total-----12-32712842506799316862165---1942
 -----0%0%-0%1%7%2%26%41%16%4%1%0%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571326137915892451331746178038333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312801344144918762740375057578038330
0000001110113111671187122312801344144918762740375057578038300
0000001113114611721196124013031361151921643028418468988038300
1903 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861271130315052335317244317756333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412141282137017822614359255397756330
0000001046106611001119115412141282137017822614359255397756300
0000001049108011051129117012431292143820582893401166487756300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4431
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3172
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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