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SERIES: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

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PCGS #:
6071
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
13.50 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
839,576
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$126,500 • MS65 • 4-1-1997 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 12 / 13 15 / 16
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 11 / 13 14 / 16
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 4 / 13 6 / 16
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Tim Goff 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

Heritage 1/2010:2541, $92,000

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Tim Goff 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

Heritage 1/2010:2541, $92,000

5 MS65+ PCGS grade  

Heritage 1/2015:4125, $117,500

7 MS65 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1692, $30,800 - Heritage 8/1998:6602, $21,563 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1114, $82,250 - Dale Friend Collection

7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS65 PCGS grade  

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.