1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS).

$16,750

Top Pop 1903-S Liberty $5

None Finer at PCGS or NGC

This beautiful half eagle offers strong technical quality and phenomenal eye appeal. Both sides exhibit a delightful blend of soft satin luster and vivid pinkish-orange color, as well as very faint traces of pale powder blue iridescence. The strike is razor sharp throughout with entire design fully appreciable. It ranks as one of the finest survivors known, as none rank higher at PCGS or NGC.

One of the longest running designs in U.S. Mint history, the Liberty Head half eagle made its debut in 1839 and remained in production through 1908 when it was supplanted by the Indian type. Two major designs comprise the basic Liberty Head half eagle type, the No Motto coinage of 1839 to 1866 and its With Motto counterpart of 1866 to 1908. Collectors seeking a single high quality example to represent this series typically gravitate to late date issues like the 1903-S for, generally speaking, they include most of the best produced and most carefully preserved Liberty head $5s. The currently offered piece is just such a coin. The softness of gold as a coinage metal and the manner in which these issues were handled means that most Mint State survivors of even overall plentiful issues are usually confined to lower grades through MS-65 due to abrasions. The present example is a magnificent exception.

PCGS# 8408. NGC ID: 25Z3.

PCGS Population: 3; none finer.

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SKU: A0001043880 Category:

Description

Previous Prices Realized

Image Grade Description Date Realized
Coin Thumbnail 65 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-65 (PCGS). Jun-22 $1,680.00
Coin Thumbnail 65 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-65 (PCGS). Apr-22 $1,920.00
Coin Thumbnail 65 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-65 (PCGS). Feb-22 $1,980.00
Coin Thumbnail 66 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). Oct-21 $2,640.00
Coin Thumbnail 66 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). Aug-21 $2,400.00
Coin Thumbnail 66 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). Aug-21 $2,640.00
Coin Thumbnail 66 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). Aug-21 $2,640.00
Coin Thumbnail 66 1903-S Liberty Half Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). Aug-16 $3,760.00
Coin Thumbnail 67 1903-S Liberty Head Half Eagle. MS-67 (NGC). Jun-22 $11,400.00
Coin Thumbnail 67 1903-S Liberty Half Eagle. MS-67 (NGC). May-16 $9,987.50

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

Population Guide

Service Grade Population In This Grade Plus Population In Higher Grade Total
PCGS 67 3 0 0 4,818
NGC 67 10 0 0 4,680
CAC 67 0 0 224

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PCGS Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 2 4 3 24 45 39 41 95 233 1 113 497 1,221 21 1,199 30 867 87 235 21 24 13 3 4,818
Percent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 10 25 0 24 0 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 100

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NGC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 1 5 26 23 31 67 260 76 832 1,341 10 925 12 775 15 220 5 43 1 10 4,679
Percent 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 17 28 0 19 0 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 100
Star 1 1
Total 1 5 26 23 31 67 260 76 832 1,342 10 925 12 775 15 220 5 43 1 10 4,680

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CAC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Gold 1 1
Green 1 7 11 30 109 53 12 223

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