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SERIES: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1806 $5 Round 6, 7X6 Stars (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

DATE COMPARISON

STARS COMPARISON
PCGS #:
8089
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
54,417
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$126,500 • PCGS MS65 • 1-6-2010 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 800 R-5.4 18 / 18 23 / 23
60 or Better 350 R-6.3 16 / 18 20 / 23
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 11 / 18 TIE 12 / 23 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008:2467, $109,250 - Heritage 3/2013:4212, $111,625

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Quality Sales Corporation (Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen) 9/1973:1159 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:776 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:675 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2088, $102,812.50

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2158, $126,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5723, $70,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack’s 7/2008:2467, $109,250 - Heritage 3/2013:4212, $111,625

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Quality Sales Corporation (Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen) 9/1973:1159 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:776 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:675 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2088, $102,812.50

1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2010:2158, $126,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5723, $70,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1806, engravers at the Philadelphia mint used two different "6" punches when creating the dates on Half Eagles.  On one version, the top of the 6 ends in a point; on the other, the 6 ends with a ball instead of a point.  This second version is known alternatively as a Knob 6 or a Round 6 (PCGS's preferred nomenclature).

Only one die variety was made with the Round 6, this being BD-6 (Breen 5-E).  This is a relatively common variety and hundreds (perhaps over a thousand) have survived to the present day.  At least two hundred have survived in Mint State and these are usually found in MS62 or MS63.  In MS64, this variety becomes quite scarce.  In MS65, the 1806 $5 Round 6, 7x6 Stars is a great rarity, with only three known -- all of which has made their own individual appearance on the market since 2010.  The record price for this variety is $126,500 for a PCGS MS65.


David Akers: This is at least as common as any other date of this type and in all probability is more available in a wider range of grades than any other Half Eagle prior to 1807. Gem condition coins are encountered with some regularity.