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1803 large date/small fraction?

Ok folks - did I get lucky here?

Small date large fraction on left - what about right one?

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a sm date sm fraction.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2024 10:13AM

    The 1803 on the right is a large date, small fraction and I hope I am right, for you.
    Jim


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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    The 1803 on the right is a large date, small fraction and I hope I am right, for you.
    Jim

    Me too!!!

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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    Here is another view of the 2 next to each other - the one on the right looks like a large date….but I know what my eyes want to see

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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    Another shot to compare - sorry this is exciting

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    Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe it is after all. Good luck!

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    OmegaraptorOmegaraptor Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think both pieces are Small Dates.

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2024 11:58AM

    I think it’s an S-260. An R.1 coin.

    Edited to add: I was looking at the coin on the left.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe the one on the right is an S-256 (R.3).

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    messydeskmessydesk Posts: 19,704 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like S-256 to me.

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    Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,150 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Aotearoa said:
    I believe the one on the right is an S-256 (R.3).

    If this fellow says it’s an S-256, I’d bet money on it.

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    AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @Aotearoa said:
    I believe the one on the right is an S-256 (R.3).

    If this fellow says it’s an S-256, I’d bet money on it.

    You are much too kind. I make mistakes all the time - just ask my wife…

    Smitten with DBLCs.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Far smarter folks than me have spoken. I would believe their assessment.
    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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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    Yeah I noticed that to - 256…..darn

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    EddiEddi Posts: 455 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough coin that one - 1803 "Large Fraction/Small Date", S-264.

    My CQR (2011) says it is R-4+ and prices it much higher that the "Large Date/Large Fraction" S-265, which is a R-4.
    I have never really understood the very large value difference between these two.

    I was able to cherry-pick an S-265 a few years ago - came very close to the S-264 :) .

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    rheddenrhedden Posts: 6,619 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2024 3:39PM

    I once had an S-265 that I sold to raise funds for an enormous Seated purchase. Even though it had porous surfaces, I wish I had it back, as they are tricky to locate.

    The S-264 is a rare coin, and it has always been very expensive. Most of them are in poor condition. I do not have an example to show.

    Another 1803 variety that proved challenging to locate was S-249, corrected fraction. The corrected fractions from 1801(S-221) are available, but the 1803 eluded me for a long time.

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