1806 P Draped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

Heraldic Eagle Reverse

Mintage: 839,576
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 32.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were a large number of varieties of the 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar. Most of them deal with the style of the "6" in the date and the position of the stem in the eagle's claw on the reverse of the coin. Below is a list of the various major varieties - each with their own diagnostic information and details for identifying them:

Major Varieties:
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Knobbed 6 - Large Stars
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Knobbed 6 - Small Stars
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Knobbed 6 - No Stem Through Claw
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Pointed 6 - No Stem
1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Pointed 6 - Stem Through Claw
1806 E/A Draped Bust Half Dollar - E Over A in STATES
1806/5 Draped Bust Half Dollar - 6 Over 5 Overdate
1806/6 Draped Bust Half Dollar - 6 Over Inverted 6

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $6.5264


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