Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by NorCal, Oct 28, 2021.
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1803 Draped Bust Large Cent Small Date - Small Fraction Early Copper Penny Coin Value Prices, Photos & Info (usacoinbook.com)
How much did you pay by chance if you don't mind me asking ?
May be suffering from environmental damage?
S-256 R2 - This variety does develop a CUD over STA in the late die states, but I see no evidence of this in the photos.
Sounds like S-161
the Cud comment was referring to the 1798
My personal preference is usually towards the ones with cracks and CUDs.
That’s it for sure. The one at my shop is in a little better condition.
I have a feeling that I should have gone for the 1798. There was also a 1807/6 in similar shape to the 1803
This is where variety knowledge helps. There is a common 7/6 (S-273) and a rare 7/6 (S-272).
I’m 90% positive that it’s the common variety. I’m never that lucky. For $225 it can wait.
2 easy tells for the 1807/6 small 7 in low grade:
1. The 1 is jammed up against the hair
2. The top of the 7 touches the bust
If you see both of these characteristics, even if the overdate isn’t visible, it is the rare variety
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