1806 50C O-109 Pointed 6, No Stem (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
39310
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
839,576
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/1987:225 - Superior 10/1989:595, $22,000 - Silbermunzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:500, $63,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers and Sotheby's 5/2015:1113, $129,250 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS65 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4//1997:1688, $126,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 6/2008:821, $21,850

5 MS62 estimated grade

Stack's 3/1990:88 - Haig A. Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:77, $20,700

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 9/1987:225 - Superior 10/1989:595, $22,000 - Silbermunzen Collection - Heritage 5/2008:500, $63,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers and Sotheby's 5/2015:1113, $129,250 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS65 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4//1997:1688, $126,500

#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 6/2008:821, $21,850

#5 MS62 estimated grade

Stack's 3/1990:88 - Haig A. Koshkarian Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:77, $20,700

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. There is one die variety for this type - Overton 109 (later die states are styled as Overton 109a).

LOT 1113 - 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar