Coins Certified as of 2/5

My Coin #-55324

1806 50C Overton 109 Pointed 6, No Stem MS65

PCGS#: 39310

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena Apr '97 price realized $126,500. Lot #1688.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1806 Pointed 6, No Stems Half Dollar is a popular, easily-recognized variety in a year full of varieties.  In this case, the 6 is pointed and there is no stem in the eagle's left talon (viewer's right).  The shape of the 6 was controlled by the decision of the engraver -- he picked up and used either a Pointed 6 or a Knobbed 6 punch.  The missing stem was an oversight on the engraver's part -- the stem was not a part of the larger punch that included the eagle and clouds.  The engraver's job was to add the stars in the field above the eagle and the stem.

This is one of the most common varieties of the year, which means that collectors will have no difficulty locating an example, even in high grade.  There is one die variety for this type - Overton 109 (later die states are styled as Overton 109a).

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 839,576 Weight: 13.50 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/1987:225 - Superior 10/1989:595, $22,000 - Silbermunzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:500, $63,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 estimated grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4//1997:1688, $126,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  

Bowers & Merena 6/2008:821, $21,850

5 MS62 estimated grade  

Stack's 3/1990:88 - Haig A. Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:77, $20,700