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: 5.44g
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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1806 1/2C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 72.00 105 135 240 460 700 775 900 1200 1550 1650 2600 3750 5950 15500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 1850 2900 4200 8300 17500 - - -
1806 1/2C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1750 2300 3350 6600 8500 25000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 180000 - -
1806 1/2C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 801
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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5/5/2004 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 5082 $1,063.75
5/21/2007 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 143, 148/Lot# 8 $851.00
5/30/2010 PCGS F 12   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1126 $555.00
5/15/2011 NGC VF 35   Brown Teletrade Auction 3066, 3066/Lot# 1005 $299.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3018 $2,990.00
1/19/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 164950 $264.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Goldberg January 26, 2014 The Missouri Cabinet, 77/Lot# 86 $46,000.00
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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