1806 1/2C Small 6, Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS63+BN

PCGS MS63+BN

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SMALL OR LARGE 6?

SMALL OR LARGE 6?

WITH OR WITHOUT STEMS?

WITH OR WITHOUT STEMS?

PCGS #:
1096
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
23.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.44 grams
Mintage:
356,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade

Dr. Kenneth J. Sartoris Collection, sold privately in 5/1972 - Delmar N. “Del” Bland - William K. Raymond - William R. (Bill) Weber Collection, exchanged as part of a multi-coin trade on 10/21/1997 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 06.2.8) - Goldbergs 1/2014:84, $92,000 - D.Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5056

2 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Hillyer Ryder Collection - Wayte Raymond, sold privately in 12/1944 - New Netherlands 6/1954:293 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn & Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - William Weber Collection - Superior 6/2002:2234 - Jim McGuigan Collection

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Corrado Romano Collection - Stack’s 6/1987:128 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:199, $18,400

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5021 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30005, $8,812.50

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU55+ PCGS grade
91 AU55 PCGS grade
MS64BN PCGS grade #1 MS64BN PCGS grade

Dr. Kenneth J. Sartoris Collection, sold privately in 5/1972 - Delmar N. “Del” Bland - William K. Raymond - William R. (Bill) Weber Collection, exchanged as part of a multi-coin trade on 10/21/1997 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 06.2.8) - Goldbergs 1/2014:84, $92,000 - D.Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5056

#2 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Hillyer Ryder Collection - Wayte Raymond, sold privately in 12/1944 - New Netherlands 6/1954:293 - Philip M. Showers Collection - Stack's, sold privately in 1969 - Willis Harrington duPont Collection - Fred S. "Freddy" Werner, sold privately in 2/1976 - Superior, sold privately in 2/1976 - Joe Flynn & Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.), sold privately on 4/20/1976 - R. Tettenhorst Collection - William Weber Collection - Superior 6/2002:2234 - Jim McGuigan Collection

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Corrado Romano Collection - Stack’s 6/1987:128 - Carvin Goodridge Collection - Goldbergs 9/2012:199, $18,400

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5021 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30005, $8,812.50

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#9 AU55+ PCGS grade
#91 AU55 PCGS grade
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 three Mint State examples are known of the 1806 Small 6, Stems Half Cent. Most examples are heavily circulated, but the PCGS Condition Census does include a number of nice, About Uncirculated examples.

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