1823 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Tampered 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 - Tampered 3
This variety of the 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar features the "Tampered 3" in the date. This variety looks sort of like a patched 3 because there is bump within the gap on the outside (right side) of the 3. This actually happened due to a die chip. Although the inner piece in the middle of the 3 is not broken - so this distinguishes the variety from the patched 3 variety. 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 value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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About Uncirculated

The 1823 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Tampered 3 Variety) is worth $84 in average condition and can be worth $1,245 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins.

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