Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,790
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 PF obverse 1903 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales remained lackluster in 1903, and the fact that this date is rare with contrasting devices certainly didn't encourage the purchase of additional pieces. Though a number of Cameo specimens have been certified, the depth of this contrast may not be equal to that of coins from the late 1890s.

The typical 1903 proof nickel is sharply struck and quite brilliant. The example illustrated is superior to most in both respects.

A small percentage of 1903 proof nickels were coined with the dies in medal alignment so that the obverse and reverse are oriented in the same direction. This is an unusual error and does attract some additional collector interest.





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1903 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 160 180 205 250 350 600 890 1700 8350 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 280 400 690 1150 3300 -
1903 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 290 415 725 1275 4000 11500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 465 900 1800 5250 -
1903 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2900 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 532
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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5/29/1996 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1197 $348.80
1/10/1997 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #166, 166/Lot# 90 $385.00
1/24/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #25, 29/Lot# 96 $264.50
9/6/2009 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2505 $776.00
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7542 $690.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7016 $2,875.00
7/13/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 188623 $385.00
10/8/2014 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7453 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1903 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527575631725908127115992268478049355836
3443593743904074234394564754945145435946627861029138018223105483252350
0000004394564754945145435946627861029138018223105483200
0000004454634815005205596126948471150149020453943488300
1903 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656156748021013142119493447546658366853
3713874044204374544724915115315515826357178721149159724484120558961750
0000004724915115315515826357178721149159724484120558900
0000004784985185375585986547599431285177329484793571300
1903 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206637218541075296031653601568465457651
4124284454644835015215405615846056346827659281703302833104295597169140
0000005215405615846056346827659281703302833104295597100
00000052854756959061264970281010012332309734564990625800
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 4780
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 1271
Owner: zazenboy
 
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