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: $309.85 (10/21/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1903 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 535 600 650 825 1675 3050 7250 28500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 700 875 1900 3800 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1905
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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10/3/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2100, 2100/Lot# 2409 $616.00
7/31/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 1289 $350.75
5/27/2009 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 8913 $431.25
2/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211024/Lot# 26200 $460.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1254 $702.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1655 $494.50
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9934 $690.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4234 $1,233.75
5/18/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194018 $551.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $5 MS Prooflike
 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 64
Points: 2335
Owner: ryanrph
 
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