||1803 1C 100/000, S-249, B-7, R.2 -- Obverse Scratched -- NGC Details. VF. Our EAC Grade VG10. A prominent die lump below Liberty's jaw is always present on S-249 cents. Several varieties of 1801, 1802, and 1803 large cents have a meaningless fraction, 1/000, on the reverse. In some cases, the fraction was corrected by punching a 1 over the first 0. The 1/000 dies are described as Error Fraction dies, and the 100/000 dies are called Corrected Fraction dies. Such blundered dies are extremely popular with today's collectors. This nicely detailed cent has microscopic granularity, and faint obverse scratches on its medium brown surfaces. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $164.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.