1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem AU50 Certification #26817939, PCGS #6071

Owner's Comments

O-116, T-20, R.3

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1806 Pointed 6, Stems Half Dollar is one of the more common major types of the year.  Nineteen different Overton varieties, plus their die states, comprise the entire mintage of this major variety.  As such, collectors have many opportunities to acquire an example in a wide range of grades, including Mint State (PCGS has certified more Mint State examples of this type than any other -- by far).  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS64+ and goes up from there.  The record price for this date was achieved by the Garrett coin when it reappeared at auction in 2015 and sold (as a PCGS MS66) for $182,125.  However, there is an even better example "out there" -- a PCGS MS67 that has yet to come to market.  That coin is the single finest Draped Bust Half Dollar in existence.

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
188
Pop Lower
1166
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 12 / 13 15 / 16
All Grades 100 R-8.0 11 / 13 14 / 16
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 4 / 13 6 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3788, $115,500 - “Dime Box Silver” Collection

3 MS66 PCGS grade

Bangs & Co., 3/24/1881 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:285 - James Bennett Pryor Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1996):12 - Heritage 8/2015:4052, $182,125

5 MS65+ PCGS grade  
	PCGS #6071 (MS) 65+

Stack's 10/1994:480, $24,750 - Heritage 1/2010:2541, $92,000