1823 50C Ugly 3 MS (PCGS# 6134)

The June 2010 Baltimore Auction

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-110a. Rarity-3. Ugly 3. AU-50 (PCGS). A popular <em>Guide Book </em>variety, the 1823 O-110a takes it name from the misshapen digit 3 in the date that is the result of a spindly die crack from the lower-obverse border. The present example is an original AU with dominant sandy-gray patina to both sides. Only at the upper-obverse border do we see faint blushes of powder-blue iridescence. Boldly defined for the grade with no worrisome abrasions save for a thin obverse graze in the field after the date.
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