1823 P Capped Bust Half Dollars : Ugly 3

Lettered Edge

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 32.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Ugly 3
This variety of the 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar features the "Ugly 3" in the date. After the broken 3 was patched up - a die crack appeared on the rim and extended upward. This resulted in part of the right side of the "3" being broken away and this is became known as the Ugly 3 variety. This variety is most easily identified by noticing an unusually shaped 3 that looks like it has a small extra bump on the right side of the upper half of the "3". The inner piece on the left side of the 3 is slightly different in shape as well. The difference between the normal 3 vs broken 3 vs patched 3 vs ugly 3 vs tampered 3 is depicted below in the example comparison image of all 5 major varieties:

1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Normal vs Broken vs Patched vs Ugly vs Tampered 3 Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
731141482494427391,5803,319-


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