The Draped Bust Half Dollar was likely designed by Gilbert Stuart and engraved by Robert Scot. Weight 13.48 grams; composition .8924 silver, .1076 copper; diameter 32.5 mm; edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR with decorations between words. There are two types of Draped Bust Half Dollars. The first variety was the Small Eagle Reverse and was only minted in 1796 and 1797. The 1796 date was minted with both a 15 and 16 stars. Many of the variety 1 coins are weakly struck. Variety two was the Heraldic Eagle Reverse and was produced from 1801-1807. There are eight different varieties for the 1806 date. This 1806 Draped Bust Half Dollar is the pointed 6, stem not through claw variety. Well struck and high grade coins can be very difficult to find.