1803 P Draped Bust Dollars : All Varieties

Heraldic Eagle

Mintage: 85,634
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 39.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 26.96 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were a few major varieties of the 1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Two varieties deal with the sizing and styling of the number "3" in the 1803 date. Each has a different style "3" but one variety has a larger digit while the other has a smaller digit. The large 3 also has a vertical serif on the top-left portion of the "3" while the small 3 doesn't have this. The difference between the 1803 Small 3 vs Large 3 draped bust dollar varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image.

Another major variety is the incredibly rare and valuable 1803 Proof Restrike dollar. Only 4 of these are known to exist!

Major Varieties:
1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar - Large 3
1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar - Small 3
1803 Draped Bust Silver Dollar - Proof Restrike

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $13.16


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