The 1806 Draped Bust half cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1806 Half Cent

Specifications

Type: Draped Bust Half Cent
Year: 1806
Face Value: $0.005
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 5.44 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Three different varieties exist for this coin. These varieties include: small 6 and stems, small 6 and no stems, and large 6 and stems. See the images below for reference.

Stems vs No Stems

Small 6 vs Large 6

Series Location Quantity Minted
1806 Philadelphia 356,000

Value

The 1806 half cent with the small 6 and stems is worth around $100 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $235. In fine condition the value is around $750. In extremely fine condition the price is around $3,500. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $6,500.

The 1806 half cent with the small 6 and no stems is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $85. In fine condition the value is around $145. In extremely fine condition the price is around $325. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $675.

The 1806 half cent with the large 6 and stems is worth around $40 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $85. In fine condition the value is around $145. In extremely fine condition the price is around $500. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $1,000.

Grading System

About good- The design is clear enough to be identified.

Good- The outline of Liberty's bust is clear. There are few details but the date is legible. The lettering on the reverse side of the coin is worn and incomplete.

Fine- Liberty's shoulder drapery and her hair over her brow are worn smooth.

Extremely fine- There is light wear on the highest parts of Liberty's head and the wreath.

About uncirculated- There is only slight wear on Liberty's hair above her forehead.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1805 Half Cent
1804 Half Cent