1903-S $20 MS64

PCGS#: 9044

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1903-S is more scarce as a date than the 1902-S but it is not nearly as difficult to obtain in uncirculated condition. Overall, the 1903-S is relatively common, comparable to such issues as the 1899-S, 1894-S, 1896-S and 1906-S. Average uncirculated specimens (MS-60 coins) are not too difficult to find but choice uncs are moderately scarce and gems are very scarce. Unlike the 1901-S and 1902-S, the 1903-S is seen more often in Unc. than in circulated condition. Unfortunately, however, not many of those uncs are choice or gem quality.



Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 954,000 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 23,250 R-2.7 48 / 73 TIE 123 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 9,000 R-3.2 57 / 73 128 / 148
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 25 / 73 TIE 36 / 148 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade