1823 50C Ugly 3 MS63

PCGS#: 6134

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Like the 1823 Patched 3, the Ugly 3 is a modification (or late state) of a die that resulted in a mal-formed 3.  In the case of the Ugly 3, the 3 started out acceptably, but some unknown mint engraver attempted to thicken the juncture between the top and lower curves of the 3, but the attempt was so crude and out-of-hand that the 3 became simply ugly.

This variety is more scarce than the Patched 3 and is actually rather difficult to locate in Mint State.  One of the nicest examples and certainly one of the most attractive is the PCGS MS65 from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 1,694,200 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 5 / 72 TIE 6 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 72 TIE 2 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 72 1 / 78

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade Dale Friend Collection
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade