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1806 HALF CENT

Mintage:
Circulation strikes:
356,000
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 23.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1806 Half Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp and Coin

Varieties (4):
Cohen 1 - Plain 6, Stemless - Very Common
Cohen 2 - Small 6, Stems - Very Scarce
Cohen 3 - Small 6, Stems - Very Rare
Cohen 4 - Very Common

Notes:
The finest "Small 6, No Stem" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.  The finest "Small 6, No Stem" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.  The finest "Small 6, No Stem" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RD.

The finest "Small 6, Stems" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62BN.  The finest "Small 6, Stems" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.

The finest "Large 6, Stems" Brown examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.  The finest "Large 6, Stems" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.  The finest "Large 6, Stems" Red example graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63RD's.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"American Half Cents - The 'Little Half Sisters' (Second Edition)" by Roger S. Cohen, Jr.

"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club