1806 Draped Bust Half Dollars : Knobbed 6 - Stem Not Through Claw

Heraldic Eagle Reverse

Mintage: N/A
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 - Knobbed 6 - No Stem Through Claw
One variety of the 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar features a knobbed "6" in the 1806 date and no stem through the eagle's claw on the reverse of the coin. This is an extremely rare and very valuable variety (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries). The "6" has a knob on the upper tip - unlike other varieties that have a pointed tip. The difference between the knobbed 6 vs pointed 6 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1806 Knobbed 6 vs Pointed 6 Draped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

Looking at the reverse of the coin: The eagle is holding a branch in it's claw on the right side. Typically there will be a stem extending through the claw and downward. Some varieties do not have a stem going through the claw (such as this variety). The difference between the 1806 stem through claw vs no stem half dollar varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1806 Stem Through Claw vs No Stem Draped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
$40,869$61,331$86,590$117,310$164,695----

The 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar (Knobbed 6 - Stem Not Through Claw Variety) is worth $61,331 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $6.4338







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