Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,855,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $323.98 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/25/2016

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1903 S $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 585 625 775 1250 2800 5400 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 900 1450 4800 10750 - -
1903 S $5 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4389
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2058 $2,300.00
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8460 $1,035.00
12/4/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2126, 2126/Lot# 1852 $268.80
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3670 $5,462.50
3/31/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6599 $4,140.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4839 $8,225.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 213935 $690.00
11/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 991 $925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941958974990102810661073108110951110117311861252130314771928291039526820754300
9479639791003104110681076108611001131117712081269136116272255325749087061754300
0000001076108611001131117712081269136116272255325749087061754300
0000001078109011051152118212301286141917782583360558647302754300
1903 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929223800578384271281919744
1111195356506523538555581680950134920333214446166649891151270
00000035650652353855558168095013492033321444616664989100
0000004285125275445605987451089146924773507512275451135500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2910
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1303
Owner: tommy44
 
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