This is one of the rarest of the die pairings of the entire Draped Bust series, coming in fourth overall behind the two unique die pairings of 1796 JR-7 and 1802 JR-1 and the post dime book publication discovery of the 1803 JR-5 variety. There are about 8 of these known about half of which have surface problems or damage. The present example has somewhat uneven wear after considerable circulation and a prominent hole through Liberty's bust. However, the diagnostics of the 03 close and leaning left, along with the die crack through the N of UNITED and stars seven and twelve nearly touching are all clear and confirm the attribution. Most of the devices are present, including the date, Liberty and the eagle. Smooth wear and decent surfaces otherwise and a prize rarity for the collector.