I thought this 1803 Large 3 Dollar would grade VF-20 or better. It did not, and this may be due more to striking weakness on both sides than from wear. The B-6, BB-255 die marriage comes weakly struck on Liberty's hair and the eagle's wings and lower tail feathers on the reverse. This weakness is seen on AU and Mint State examples, for example the Bowers Plate Coin on page 289 of the second edition of his book on early dollars. This coin graded F15 even has hints of lustre remaining. It is toned in a nice medium gray with some gold mixed in on both sides.
|PCGS Coin Number||6901|
|Denomination Type||Draped Bust Dollar|
|Holder Variety||Large 3|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Grade Add On||NONE|