Rare Knob 6, No Stem 1806 Bust Half Dollar to be Auctioned

30 Jan 2018  Tue

The 1806 Knob 6, No Stem O-108 Bust Half dollar is considered to be extremely rare in the Draped Bust half Dollar series. Walter Breen, who discovered this rare type said that the O-108 was an easily attributed “naked eye type” and it was as notable as the 1817/4 overdate.

Out of the seven known examples, six are certified by PCGS. The most recently discovered example is going to be offered by Heritage at the Long Beach Signature Auction. It was a part of the Pennsylvania Collection for 60 years, after which Rich Uhrich acquired it in 2013. This example is going to be auctioned for the very first time.

The Fine 12 specimen has dove-gray and blue-steel surfaces with minor abrasions and minimal wear for the grade. The strike is softer in some particular areas, like other known examples. Clouds six and seven show typical softness. Dentilation is weak on the right reverse rim. Liberty’s hair ends are visible with interior details which are intact.

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