1803 $1 Large 3 MS (PCGS# 6901)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 8055
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1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-6, BB-255. Rarity-2. BB Die State II. Large 3. EF-45 (NGC). Pleasing lilac-gold hues over silver surfaces on the obverse and reverse. Well struck by the dies with no softness on the reverse clouds or stars. Shallow adjustment marks (as struck) are seen on the left obverse rim, with traces in Liberty's hair as well. The reverse is rotated about 20 degrees counterclockwise, peculiar to this variety. Later reverse die state as it had been used with a total of seven other obverse dies, six of them previously. Pleasing surfaces for the collector, as the fields and rims are clean, and the devices show no troubling digs or scratches.