1803 1/2C Cohen 1, BN MS (PCGS# 35128)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1429
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1803 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-1. Manley Die State 3.0. AU-55 (PCGS). A glossy and fairly hard-surfaced deep rose-brown specimen with soft underlying luster present, especially on the reverse. The devices are bold for the grade with just some circulation wear on the high points diminishing the details there. As usually encountered, the dentils on both sides are nearly nonexistent save for on the reverse from 6 to 10 o'clock. Choice for the grade and date combination, and an aesthetic treat for its next steward.<br />
Manley Die State 3.0. "Obverse: Field shows early flowlining. A halo-like bulge forms around Ms. Liberty. Dentilation is weaker. Reverse: A crack branches between LF, down through the base of L, passing through EN of CENT, the lowest leaves of the left branch, and the N in UNITED to the rim. Dentilation is very weak. Common. "