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: $445.60 (5/11/2021)
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: 5/11/2021

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1903 S $5 MS
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Base $ 550 550 550 560 570 590 590 590 590 620 635 680 705 900 2000 4500 13500 - - -
$ - - - - 590 630 640 685 715 1100 2500 8000 - -
1903 S $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 2500 - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4528
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1903 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1425223060246758161299917758221409---4523
-------------1--------1
------------110121751----46
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Total----1425223060246758171310929775226419---4570
 ----0%0%1%0%1%1%5%2%18%29%20%17%5%1%0%--- 
1903 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1211------5
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Total------------1211------5
 ------------20%40%20%20%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027360110921108111511621177124312571326137915612029304741237077333
94599910161885360110971110113111671199124812801344144017172368340651087077333
0000001110113111671199124812801344144017172368340651087077300
0000001113114611721221125213031361150018732708376460927077300
1903 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110117311861252130314771928291039526820333
888938955974100310331046106611001131117712081269136116272255325749086820333
0000001046106611001131117712081269136116272255325749086820300
0000001049108011051152118212301286141917782583360558646820300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1928
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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