Lot #13. 1803 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-3, B-3. Rarity-1. MS-63 BN (NGC).
The January 2010 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/5/2010
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A backdated die marriage, Walter Breen (1983) asserts that the 1803 C-3 Half Cent was delivered during calendar-year 1804. This is an attractive Choice Unc with glossy, steely-copper color to most areas. In and around the centers, however, we do see highlights of more vivid golden-tan tinting. Well struck throughout, with most devices quite sharp, this piece would make a lovely addition to any Mint State set.