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    1823 Half Dollar, MS64
    O-101a, Patched 3 Variety

    1823 50C Patched 3 MS64 PCGS. O-101a, R.1. Ex: Dale Friend. A distinctive variety, the O-101a Patched 3 is even more popular due to its inclusion in the Guide Book as a separate entry. This is a high-grade example of the variety. Deeply original, gray-blue surfaces display minor unevenness of strike with areas of strength and weakness. Liberty's portrait is nicely detailed save for a touch of weakness at the drapery folds and adjacent stars. The reverse strike shows letters drawn toward the rim and some moderate weakness in the scroll, but the eagle is quite strong. Pleasing silver luster peeks through the rich patina. There are no abrasions to mention on this exceedingly clean, near-Gem Uncirculated half. Population: 7 in 64, 1 finer (12/13).
    From The Sandia Sunset Collection. (NGC ID# 24FJ, PCGS# 6133)


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