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1806 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6071, 6073, 6078, 6072, 6074, 6075, 6077

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 839,576
Proofs: none

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 32.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Varieties (27):
1806/5 Overdate
   Overton 101 -
   Overton 102 -
   Overton 103 -
   Overton 104 -

Knob 6, Large Obverse Stars
   Overton 105 -

Knob 6, Small Obverse Stars
   Overton 106
   Overton 107 -

Knob 6, No Stem through eagle's talon
   Overton 108 - Seven Known

Pointed 6, No Stem through eagle's talon
   Overton 109 -

Pointed 6, Stem through eagle's talon
   Overton 110 -
   Overton 112 -
   Overton 113 -
   Overton 114 -
   Overton 115 -
   Overton 116 -
   Overton 117 -
   Overton 118 -
  
Overton 119 -  
   Overton 120
-  
   Overton 121
-  
   Overton 122
-  
   Overton 123
-  
   Overton 124
-  
   Overton 125
-  
   Overton 126
-  
   Overton 127
-

6 over Inverted 6
   Overton 111 -

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Pointed 6, Stem" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Pointed 6, No Stem" examples graded by PCGS are 9 MS-64's.

The finest Uncirculated "6/ Inverted 6" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

The finest Uncirculated "Knob 6, No Stem" example graded by PCGS is a single EF-45.

The finest Uncirculated "Knob 6, Large Stem" examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55's.

The finest Uncirculated "Knob 6, Small Stem" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

The finest Uncirculated "1806/5" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
AU or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 896, "Overton 120", not plated, sold for $1,322.50

NGC VF-35.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6227, "Overton-122, Pointed 6, Stem", illustrated, sold for $4025.00

VF-30.  Unattributed.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3265, not plated.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

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