Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Half Cents (1800-1808)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 356,000
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 5.4400g
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). 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: 2/8/2017

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1806 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 82.00 110 145 240 430 675 775 875 1200 1450 1550 2350 3850 5600 16500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 2700 4200 7250 20000 - - -
1806 1/2C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1750 2450 3500 5400 9500 25000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 185000 - -
1806 1/2C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 817
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 8 $661.25
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3/27/2015 PCGS AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5105 $558.13


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
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