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Obverse of 1803 Half Dollar - Overton 103    Reverse of 1803 Half Dollar - Overton 103


1803 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6066, 6067

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 188,234
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 32.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Northeast Numismatics

Varieties (4):
Large 3
   
Overton 101 - Scarce
   Overton 102 - Scarce
   Overton 103 - Scarce
Small 3
   Overton 104 - Scarce 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large 3" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service