1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem VF30 Certification #21968333, PCGS #6073

Owner's Comments

Rotated Reverse Counterclockwise 45 degrees, nice original tone full meaty hair detail and all letters clear and visible. O-109

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage
839576
Weight
13.50 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
256
Pop Lower
224
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 10 / 13 TIE 13 / 16 TIE
All Grades 30 R-8.9 10 / 13 13 / 16
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade 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