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

Series: Draped Bust Half Cents 1800-1808

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

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SMALL OR LARGE 6?

SMALL OR LARGE 6?

WITH OR WITHOUT STEMS?

WITH OR WITHOUT STEMS?

PCGS #:
1099
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 1,000 R-5.0 16 / 18 TIE 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 12 / 18 TIE 12 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 18
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 100
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 16 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
1 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS63BN PCGS grade
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#1 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
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#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS63BN PCGS grade
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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 Large 6 obverse is combined only with a With Stems reverse, resulting in the Cohen 4 variety. This, along with the Cohen 1 (Small 6, Stemless) are the two most common varieties of the year.

The 1806 Large 6, Stems Half Cent is relatively common in Mint State, including Brown and Red-Brown examples. Full Red examples are known, but are extremely rare.

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