Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 154
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.43 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 154 proof $5 gold half eagles in 1903. Due to this low mintage and the relatively high face value of the coins, many were likely lost to circulation or the melting pot over the years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1903 $5 PF
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1903 $5 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 12750 19000 37500 56500 85000 - - -
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1903 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1903 $5 PF
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Base----------5332792--1--32
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Total----------53327921-1--33
 ----------15 %9 %9 %6 %21 %27 %6 %3 %-3 %-- 
1903 $5 PF Cameo
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Base--------------134241--15
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Total--------------145261--19
 --------------5 %21 %26 %11 %32 %5 %-- 
1903 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base-------------------1--1
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Total-------------------1--1
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/18/2004 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7360 $25,300.00
8/8/2005 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #48, 53/Lot# 1597 $9,430.00
2/5/2006 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1211 $8,912.50
4/24/2013 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5855 $9,400.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1806 $32,900.00
3/27/2014 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4089 $66,975.00
6/4/2014 PCGS Genuine Proof   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4845 $5,287.50
8/12/2015 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4397 $30,550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 $5 PF Cameo
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1903 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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1903 $5 PF
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0000001486161721172573292434864164484659577167794595161278400
00000019711777229626703081373543455166642874358186106051387400
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