1806 50C Knob 6, Small Stars F12 Certification #40043444, PCGS #6075

Owner's Comments

O-107 is what this was labeled as from Dick Osburn but I think it is really only O-106.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

One of the major varieties of 1806 Half Dollars is the Knob 6, Small Stars.  The 6 is easy to differentiate...the top stem ends in either a point or a knob. The stars of interest appear on the obverse, not the reverse; they are either Large or Small.  The size difference is readily apparent when the two varieties are placed side-by-side, but the key differences are whether the stars are crowded closely together (Large) or whether the star points are well in from the outer border (Small).  Three varieties (O-106, 107, and 108) comprise the Knob 6, Small Stars variety.  All three are scarce to rare; collectively, they are scarce compared to the single Knob 6, Large Stars (O-105) variety. 

 The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census ranges from AU-50 to AU-58, and includes a single PCGS MS-63 as the finest known.

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
166
Pop Lower
23
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 2 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
All Grades 1 R-10.0 1 / 13 1 / 16
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Stack's, sold privately in 4/1979 - Queller Family Collection - Stack's 10/2002:49, $5,750 - Gary Adkins, sold privately in 12/2002 - Stack's 11/2011:2247, $43,125 - Heritage 10/2012:4295, $52,875 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98443, $39,950

2 MS60 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade

Meyer Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade

David Lawrence Rare Coins - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 5/2015:98442, $7,050 - Dale Collection