Among the O-Mint Barber Half Dollars, the 1903-O is one of the tougher issues. It is not as scarce as the 1901-O, 1902-O, and 1904-O, but it is either equal to or more rare than most of the other issues. The strike on the 1903-O is never full and there may be some weakness on the upper right shield lines, some of the obverse stars at lower right, on the eagle's right talon (viewer's right), or Liberty's mouth. Akers was correct in stating that this date is better-struck than most of the othe O-Mint Barber Half Dollars, but that does not mean it is anywhere near as strong as most of the Philadelphia and S-Mint issues. Notably well-struck examples include the former Norweb-Price-Duckor (PCGS MS67), a PCGS MS66 of unknown pedigree), and the PCGS MS65+ in the "Scrotag" Collection on the PCGS Set Registry.