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1803 P Draped Bust Half Dimes : Large 8

Heraldic Eagle Reverse

Mintage: 37,850       Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 16.5 mm       Mass / Weight: 1.35 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1803 Draped Bust Half Dime - Large 8

There were two major varieties of the 1803 Draped Bust Half Dime in regards to the size of the number "8" in the 1803 date. One variety had a large "8" as depicted above while the other had a smaller "8". The difference between the 1803 Large 8 vs Small 8 Draped Bust Half Dimes can be seen in the example comparison image of both coins below:

1803 Large 8 vs Small 8 Draped Bust Half Dime - Difference and Comparison

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