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

Series: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS #:
6073
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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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 10 / 13 TIE 13 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 10 / 13 13 / 16
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 13
65 or Better 1 / 13
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

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

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
10 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

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

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
MS63 PCGS grade #5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#10 MS63 PCGS grade
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. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS-62 and goes to MS-65, a remarkably high level of condition for a classic American coin.