1806 P Draped Bust Half Dollars : Pointed 6 - Stem 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 - Pointed 6 - Stem Through Claw
One variety of the 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar features a pointed "6" in the 1806 date and the typical stem through extends through the eagle's claw on the reverse of the coin. The "6" has a pointed upper tip - unlike other varieties that have a knobbed 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 (such as this variety). Some varieties do not have a stem going through the claw. 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 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)
2492993976841,7284,4728,434--

MELT VALUE: $6.5264


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