Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,855,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.70 (9/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1903 S $5 MS obverse 1903 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1903-S gold Liberty half eagle has a mintage of over 1.8 million coins. It is quite common today, especially in the lower mint state grades. However, the coin becomes less common in gem, and quite rare in higher levels of preservation.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1903 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 485 500 525 625 975 2400 5900 15750 - - -
$ - - - - 480 - - 550 700 1100 2700 10700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4438
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/2000 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Signature Sale #230, 230/Lot# 7589 $2,070.00
8/21/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 101, 106/Lot# 936 $356.50
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2100 $1,725.00
9/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3493 $1,610.00
12/31/2007 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2470, 2470/Lot# 1904 $257.60
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7594 $1,610.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 106658 $363.02
9/29/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 116788 $380.77


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110117311861252130314771928291039526820333
888938955974100310331046106611001131117712081269136116272255325749086820330
0000001046106611001131117712081269136116272255325749086820300
0000001049108011051152118212301286141917782583360558646820300
1903 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027360110921108111511621177124312571326137915612029304741237077333
94599910161885360110971110113111671199124812801344144017172368340651087077330
0000001110113111671199124812801344144017172368340651087077300
0000001113114611721221125213031361150018732708376460927077300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1477
Owner: WFH71
 
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