1806 Round 6 $5.00 PCGS MS62 CAC

This fresh to the market example has glowing yellow-gold color and excellent luster which is unusual for the date as many 1806 Round 6 half eagles are dull and satiny in texture. The strike is a bit better than usual for the variety with good detail at the centers and sharp denticles; the radial lines in the stars are, as usual, flat. There are a few scuffs in the obverse fields and a small mint-made area of roughness on the left side of the I in LIBERTY while the reverse is extremely clean and would grade at least MS63+ on its own accord. The last two PCGS MS62 examples of the 1806 Round 6 half eagle were Stack's Bowers 2011 ANA: 7660 and Heritage 2010 ANA: 3479 which brought $25,875 and $21,850 respectively. This coin has really exceptional eye appeal and it is the perfect grade for most type collectors as a PCGS MS63, if available, would cost $35,000+ and might not be all that much better than this.