Mid-Condition Census 1823 "Ugly 3" Half Dollar, MS641823 50C Ugly 3 MS64 NGC. O-110a, R.3. This well known variety is actually a variant of Overton's Obverse 8 that has the 8 in the date crudely repunched, thus the name "Ugly 3" for this die state. This is a mid-Condition Census example with the Condition Census (for the O-110) listed in Overton's third edition as (65, 65, 63, 63, 63). Well, but not fully struck, the lustrous surfaces are covered with deep violet toning that is encircled with lime-green and golden at the margins. (NGC ID# 24FJ, PCGS# 6134)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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