1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21555016
PCGS#: 6073

Owner's Comments

AU 58-Fully struck immaculate fields, gold and grey; MS 63-Pittman collection.

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.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS-62 and goes to MS-65, a remarkably high level of condition for a classic American coin.

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
3
160
3
6
245
3
45+
2,800
50+
4,700
53+
5,750
58+
9,600
60
10,550
62+
14,000
63+
26,500
64+
51,500
65
95,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 10 / 13 TIE 13 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 10 / 13 13 / 16
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade