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1823 50C Patched 3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

1823 Date Comparison

1823 Date Comparison

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6133
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
1,694,200
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 12 / 72 TIE 13 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 22 / 72 TIE 23 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 72 TIE 1 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 78 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Superior 3/2001:280 - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1470, $17,250 - Stuart Levine - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3048, $19,975 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1792, $9,900 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2430, $40,250 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3049, $28,200

2 MS65 PCGS grade

“Coins That Look Gem” Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade

Virginia Cabinet - Heritage 4/2015:5078, $29,375

6 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

7 MS64 PCGS grade

“Earlyhalves” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Superior 3/2001:280 - Bowers & Merena 7/2003:1470, $17,250 - Stuart Levine - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3048, $19,975 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1792, $9,900 - Phil Kaufman Collection - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2430, $40,250 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3049, $28,200

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

“Coins That Look Gem” Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade

Virginia Cabinet - Heritage 4/2015:5078, $29,375

MS64+ PCGS grade #6 MS64+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#7 MS64 PCGS grade

“Earlyhalves” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The so-called "Patched 3" is one of the more interesting varieties among Capped Bust Half Dollars. The variety is actually a die state of Overton 101, which started out as a fairly normal 3, although the top and the bottom halves of the 3 are barely connected. After a certain number of the 1823 O-101 Half Dollars were struck, an engraver took the obverse die and attempted to repair the 3, though the fix came out worse in appearance than the original. The 1823 Patched 3" is known as Overton 101a and, though it is a late state of O-101, it is collected as a completely different variety (this is akin to the 1807 O-111b "Bearded Goddess, which is also a late state of the O-111 dies).

The "Patched 3" Half Dollar is a common variety and can be found in high grade. At least two dozen Mint State examples are known, with the best topping out at MS66.