1806 $5 Round 6, 7X6 Stars (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

STARS COMPARISON

STARS COMPARISON

PCGS #:
8089
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
54,417
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 800 R-5.4 18 / 18 23 / 23
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 16 / 18 20 / 23
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 11 / 18 TIE 12 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 350
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-6.3
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 18
60 or Better 16 / 18
65 or Better 11 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 23
60 or Better 20 / 23
65 or Better 12 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008:2467, $109,250 - Heritage 3/2013:4212, $111,625

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Quality Sales Corporation (Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen) 9/1973:1159 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:776 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:675 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2088, $102,812.50

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
	MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2158, $126,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5723, $70,500 - Coronet Gold Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2019:168, $76,375

4 MS64+ PCGS grade PCGS #8089 (MS)     64+
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8089 (MS)     64
8 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8089 (MS)     64
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008:2467, $109,250 - Heritage 3/2013:4212, $111,625

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Quality Sales Corporation (Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen) 9/1973:1159 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:776 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:675 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2088, $102,812.50

 
	MS65 PCGS grade 
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2158, $126,500

#4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5723, $70,500 - Coronet Gold Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2019:168, $76,375

PCGS #8089 (MS)     64+ #4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
PCGS #8089 (MS)     64 #8 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #8089 (MS)     64 #8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1806, engravers at the Philadelphia mint used two different "6" punches when creating the dates on Half Eagles. On one version, the top of the 6 ends in a point; on the other, the 6 ends with a ball instead of a point. This second version is known alternatively as a Knob 6 or a Round 6 (PCGS's preferred nomenclature).

Only one die variety was made with the Round 6, this being BD-6 (Breen 5-E). This is a relatively common variety and hundreds (perhaps over a thousand) have survived to the present day. At least two hundred have survived in Mint State and these are usually found in MS62 or MS63. In MS64, this variety becomes quite scarce. In MS65, the 1806 $5 Round 6, 7x6 Stars is a great rarity, with only three known -- all of which has made their own individual appearance on the market since 2010. The record price for this variety is $126,500 for a PCGS MS65.

David Akers:

This is at least as common as any other date of this type and in all probability is more available in a wider range of grades than any other Half Eagle prior to 1807. Gem condition coins are encountered with some regularity.