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1823 Maybe non-so-ugly 3

Hi all,
I'm seeking information regarding this half dollar. I thought it might be an Ugly 3 variety but the die doesn't match O-110a. Could it be a regular 3 that was damaged?
Any help is appreciated.


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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a 106a - see Overton's description and the shape of the 3 will make sense


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,047 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2024 12:28PM

    While not exactly a perfect match, still an Ugly 3. See the flat bottomed 3. The Patched 3 is tilted, which yours is not. JMO
    Jim


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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 31, 2024 12:52PM

    @jesbroken said:
    While not exactly a perfect match, still an Ugly 3. See the flat bottomed 3. The Patched 3 is tilted, which yours is not. JMO
    Jim

    Jim, It is not an Ugly 3 (O-110a). I MIGHT be wrong, but it's a 106a.


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,514 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @zrnumismatics

    Some of us call this the irregular 3, although that isn't really a universally accepted description. And, I really cant comment on her regularity. B);)

    There are so many funky 3's it's hard to keep track of them all.

    3rd Edition partial description of 106a

    "Although in this variety the three is a bit rough and irregular, it is not any of the varieties known as the broken, patched or ugly 3's."

    .

    @jesbroken Sorry if that came off wrong. Look at obverse star placement near the cap for a quick pick-up as to why it can't be a 110a


    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,047 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As I am in no way very proficient(obviously) with attributing Cap Bust Halves, I will defer to your far more knowledgeable opinion. Thanks Todd. I always was of the opinion that a damaged 3 had to be either a Patched or Ugly 3 and now stand corrected. I have always loved this series but just never had the funds to support it other than the occassional pick up. I was smart enough to get the books, but not smart enough to use them. lol
    Thanks again.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain
  • I appreciate the help @persuitofliberty. It's definitely 106a.

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