1806 1/2C Small 6, Stems, BN MS62BN

PCGS#: 1096

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1806 Half Cents are found with two different obverses: Small 6 and Large 6.  On the Small 6, the 6 of the date is completely separated from the bust; on the Large 6, the top of the 6 is embedded in the bust.  The Small 6 obverse is found only with a With Stems reverse.  Two die marriages comprise the Small 6 Stems; both share the same reverse die.  Cohen 2 shows the 6 in line with the arc that runs along the bottom of the digits in the date.  On Cohen 3 (the rarer of the two 1806 Small 6, Stems Half Cents) the 6 is higher in relation to the other digits in the date.  The differences are subtle and worth confirming because of the higher rarity of Cohen 3.

Only a single Mint State example is known of the 1806 Small 6, Stems Half Cent (PCGS MS62BN).  Most examples are heavily circulated, but the PCGS Condition Census does include a number of About Uncirculated examples.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents, Second Edition" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

Diameter: 23.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 356,000 Weight: 5.44 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50 R-8.5 2 / 18 TIE 2 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 18 1 / 18
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62BN PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade