Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 28,004,935
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1903 5C MS obverse 1903 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is another high mintage date that is plentiful in most grades. Collectors should look beyond the certified grade alone to find an example displaying a sharp strike from an early state of the dies. The coin illustrated, while lustrous and attractive overall, reveals pebbly, worn dies and areas of incomplete striking.

There are numerous repunched date varieties for 1903, but all of them are fairly minor and of interest only to specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1903 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 3.00 7.50 20.00 40.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 80.00 90.00 95.00 125 155 180 375 850 5000 - - -
$ 45.00 - - 70.00 85.00 - - 135 175 245 515 1150 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 913
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, 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: 10/20/2020 1903 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base25-152313630-30103160327175564---913
---------------1-1----2
---------------331----7
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Total25-152313630-30103160331178584---922
 0%1%-0%1%0%0%0%0%1%3%-3%11%17%36%19%6%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6691654131194237248255298320336395502663115918655158546660897138
67112980152208241250269305325356431556828139429635261567464390
000000208241250269305325356431556828139429635261567400
000000223244253284313331375466609994163040605363588100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5158
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1865
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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