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DRAPED BUST, LARGE EAGLE REVERSE HALF DOLLAR (1801-1807)

1806 Half Dollar

1806 Half Dollar

1806 Half Dollar - The 1806 Half Dollar has several varieties. The first is the 1806/5 Overdate. It also comes with an inverted 6 under the 6 in the date. Then there are Knobbed 6s and pointed 6s, Large and Small stars, and No Stems and Stems. PCGS lists seven Overdate varieties; two Large Stars; three Small Stars; one Knob 6, No Stem; two Pointed 6, No Stem; 19 Pointed 6, Stem; and three 6 over Inverted 6.

The so called 1806/9 is actually a 6 punch that was entered upside down. It was formerly called an 1806/00 in error. The first Overdate, 1806/5, is a reuse of an older die with a date changed. Evidently the Mint was running out of die steel. The large mintage of this date, 839,576, resulted in many varieties because numerals, letters, stars, and berries had to be entered by hand. As a result there were also additions, omissions, and corrections.

In its population report, PCGS has certified 237 1806/5 Overdates; 113 Knob 6, Large Stars; 93 Knob 6, Small Stars; 4 Knob 6, No Stem; 343 Pointed 6, No Stem; 1,061 Pointed 6, Stem; and 107 6 over Inverted 6.

Specifications:
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: .8924 silver, .1076 copper
Diameter: approximately 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR with decorations between

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