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    1803 XF 45 Cleaned. O-103, R.3. A high grade example of this elusive issue, with some original luster remaining in the protected areas. The coin was sharply struck, and the remaining detail is quite impressive. There are some marks in the fields to evidence its usage in commerce, moreso on the obverse. The most notable problem is a small rim chip on the bottom of the reverse, which is not distracting. Some light toning is starting to appear, which suggests that the eye appeal of this coin with be enhanced over time. (NGC ID# 24EF, PCGS# 6066)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
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