1823 50C Patched 3 MS (PCGS# 6133)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

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1823 50C Patched 3 MS62 PCGS. O-101a, R.1. The "Patched 3" is the later die state of the "Broken 3." The engraver decided a mint-made repair of the 3 in the obverse die would improve matters, which is at best debatable. Light almond-gold toning adorns this lustrous Bust half. Well struck at the centers, with only minor inexactness on the star centers and other peripheral elements. Unabraded save for trivial contact on Liberty's neck. Population: 7 in 62, 11 finer (3/10). Ex: Gehring C. Prouty Collection of Bust Halves (Sheridan Downey, 4/2002).
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