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Obverse of 1803 Large Cent - Sheldon 245     Reverse of 1803 Large Cent - Sheldon 245

1803 LARGE CENT - 

Rarity: Scarce


Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

"MS-60" (illustrated above).  Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 209, where it was described as follows:
"1803 S-245 R3 MS60 Double Profile Lustrous steel brown with peeps of golden tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. There are a few trivial signs of light contact in the left obverse field, mostly over the hair ribbon, plus a small scratch between the B & E in LIBERTY. The reverse is choice. The surfaces are smooth and lustrous, especially the reverse. E-MDS with a fine double profile on the forehead, throat, and neck, with triple profiles on the lips and chin. Tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, #5 in the Bland census.

Ex Henry C. Colvin-French's #80, 10/62:137-C. Douglas Smith 3/30/92-Eric Streiner-Superior 10/11/92:128-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."

Recent appearances:
EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2489, "B-2, small date, small fraction"  Not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William Sheldon

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club