Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 356,000
Catalog: KM-33
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.44 Grams
Diameter: 23.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1806 1/2C MS obverse 1806 1/2C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In a rare event for early half cents, all sources are in agreement on the mintage figure for coins bearing this date.

Two style of date are noted for 1806, the Small 6 (two dies) and the Large 6 (one die, photos). These are combined in four marriages with three reverses, one of which (C-1) is the No Stems die also seen on 1804- and 1805-dated half cents. C-1 and C-4 are both common from old hoards, while C-2 is slightly scarce and C-3 (Small 6 With Stems) is genuinely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/12/2014

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1806 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 72.00 105 135 230 425 425 725 775 925 1200 1550 1650 2350 3525 5950 15500 - - - - -
$ 525 775 825 1050 1350 1700 1850 2750 4000 8300 17500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 742
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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12/21/2014 VG 10  Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 835, 844/Lot# 1006
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5/30/2005 NGC AU 53   Red Brown Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 16 $2,127.50
5/30/2010 PCGS F 12   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1126 $555.00
12/30/2012 PCGS F 15   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 732, 741/Lot# 502 $160.00
3/11/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 3421, 3421/Lot# 1003 $400.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1064 $2,820.00
4/28/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112459 $150.70
7/11/2013 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4595 $1,645.00
10/10/2014 NGC VF 20   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14248 $146.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1806 1/2C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23727236045670510481246130913931494183420562190257931543796492152225529585364008338
24830139253981911141267133714261607190821002319277033684171502153245637603570460
0000001267133714261607190821002319277033684171502153245637603500
0000001288136514601720198221452449296235824546512154265745621700
1806 1/2C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2822923845027791121130315581719187621242285243327943412699287091103616299244265131491502
285322423594893118113881611177119582177233425533000460575649484127901900833388647100
0000001388161117711958217723342553300046057564948412790190083338800
00000014731665182320412231238326733206579881361026014544217174235100
1806 1/2C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333333338209901138170718862464414165451994036824
3333333333327587610391327176620783023494211010255680
000000333332758761039132717662078302349421101000
000000333335479331088151718262271358257431547500
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