This coin is PROOFLIKE-really prooflike! Had to do a double take when we first saw it. It unquestionably is an MS coin and NOT a proof.
Remarkable mirrors are bold and blaze from all over. They are clean and do have good clarity. There are no striations or spots visible. Miss Liberty and all of the details are sharply struck. The 2 lower left obverse stars are soft in detail. Both sides are an original pale nickel gold color. This is unlike any 1903 MS 5C we have EVER seen. The eye appeal is terrific!
PCGS 103, NGC 58, CAC 40. PCGS has graded 13 in MS66+. The last PCGS CAC piece to sell in auction brought $1,469.00 01/2017. That does not really matter to this coin. Full Prooflike pieces like this are RARE!