Coins Certified as of 2/9

My Coin #16374842

1806 50C Knob 6, Small Stars AU53

PCGS#: 6075

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: One of the major varieties of 1806 Half Dollars is the Knob 6, Small Stars.  The 6 is easy to differentiate...the top stem ends in either a point or a knob. The stars of interest appear on the obverse, not the reverse; they are either Large or Small.  The size difference is readily apparent when the two varieties are placed side-by-side, but the key differences are whether the stars are crowded closely together (Large) or whether the star points are well in from the outer border (Small).  Three varieties (O-106, 107, and 108) comprise the Knob 6, Small Stars variety.  All three are scarce to rare; collectively, they are scarce compared to the single Knob 6, Large Stars (O-105) variety. 

 The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census ranges from AU-50 to AU-58, and includes a single PCGS MS-63 as the finest known.

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

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 2 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 1 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade Dale Friend
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU53 PCGS grade