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1803 Large cent, Large date small fraction

logger7logger7 Posts: 8,084 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 9, 2023 5:43PM in U.S. Coin Forum

https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1803-1c-large-date-small-fraction-bn/1497

Probably not the rare date variety but thought I'd ask. Very low grade, corroded:


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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like an S-250 to me. An R.3 coin.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I felt the same way, only I haven't found a die state with this die crack as of yet.
    Jim


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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    BTW, large date 1803's have the 3 close to the 0. My opinion.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
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    EddiEddi Posts: 455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Add another vote for S-250. Unfortunately, not an S-264.

    On S-264 and its' more common cousin, S-265, the top of the '1' in the date is pointed. This is unique to these two varieties.

    On all other 1803 varieties the top of the '1' is blunt. This is a quick way to tell if you have either one of these desirable coins with large date, and small or large fraction.
    This is difficult to see on your coin, but it seems the top of the '1' is blunt.

    Here is my example of S-265 (the large date, large fraction).
    Unfortunately, I have not been able to find yet an S-264.

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,370 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    Unfortunately, I have not been able to find yet an S-264.

    Nor I - at least not at a price I’m willing to pay.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    logger7logger7 Posts: 8,084 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The store owner had trouble identifying the fact it was small date and small fraction. Thanks for the help.

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