Lot #14. 1803 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-4, B-4. Rarity-3. AU-50 BN (NGC).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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Six berries on the left (facing) portion of the reverse wreath is the most readily evident diagnostic of the 1803 B-4 Half Cent, a backdated die marriage that is believed to have been produced in 1805. This is a visually appealing piece with mottled steel-gray highlights to otherwise golden-brown surfaces. Light wear is commensurate with the grade, and it leaves plenty of bold definition to the major design elements.