Draped Bust Dollars

Draped Bust, Small Eagle (1795-1798)

A precocious country during its formative years, the United States grew quickly in size and stature throughout its first half century as an independent nation. It didn’t reach maturity nearly as fast, however, as the likeness of Miss Liberty on U. S. silver coinage.

When Liberty first appeared on the nation’s silver coins in 1794 she was youthful and vivacious, with her hair flowing freely behind her. Focusing on that feature, collectors refer to these coins as the Flowing Hair type. But it didn’t take long for this innocent- looking maiden to reach the full flower of womanhood: The very next year a new portrait showed her, in the words of coinage critic Cornelius Vermeule, as “a buxom Roman matron” having long, elegant tresses neatly tied back with a ribbon and a bow and ample cleavage visible above a fold of drapery.

This full-figured portrait has come to be known as the Draped Bust design, .... (Expand Text)

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1797 BUST $1, 9X7 LARGE LETTERS, SMALL EAGLE MS58

9 X 7 STARS. LARGE LETTERS. B-1, BB-73. CAC.
$49,500.00

1797 BUST S$1, 10X6 STARS, SMALL EAGLE MS61

SATIN WHITE. 10 X 6 STARS. BB-71, B-3.
$62,500.00

1797 BUST S$1, 10X6 STARS, SMALL EAGLE MS64

10X6 STARS. TIED WITH 2 COINS FOR HIGHEST AT PCGS.
$274,500.00

1797 DRAPED BUST $1, B-3 BB-71 10X6 STARS, SMALL EAGLE MS63

VERY CHOICE. 10 X 6 STARS. BB-71, B-3. ONLY 7,776 STRUCK.
$129,500.00

1798 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS61

POINTED 9. CLOSE DATE. B-27, BB-113.
$22,950.00

1798 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS62

LARGE EAGLE. WELL STRUCK WITH FLASHY LUSTER.
$29,500.00

1798 BUST $1, SMALL EAGLE 15 STARS MS53

SMALL EAGLE. 15 STARS. BB-81, B-2. NO ADJUSTMENT MARKS.
$29,950.00

1798 DRAPED BUST $1, POINTED 9, 4 LINES, HERALDIC EAGLE MS62

POINTED 9, 4 LINES. SATIN LUSTEROUS SPECIMEN. ELIASBERG.
$39,950.00

1799 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS61

WELL STRUCK WITH VITUALLY NO ADJUSTMENT MARKS. 7X6 STARS. B-10, BB-163.
$21,500.00

1799 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS61

CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SPECIMEN. SATIN LUSTER.
$21,500.00

1799 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS62

VERY LUSTEROUS. B-158, B-16.
$32,500.00

1799 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS63

NEAR GEM. LIGHT TONE ENHANCES ITS BEAUTY. B-11. RARITY-3.
$53,500.00

1799 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS65

ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC!
$189,500.00

1799 DRAPED BUST $1, B-12 BB-160, HERALDIC EAGLE 5662

LOVELY SURFACES. B-12, BB-160.
$32,500.00

1799/8 BUST $1, 13 REVERSE STARS, LARGE EAGLE MS63

13-STARS. BB-142. RARITY-4. SATIN SURFACES.
$65,000.00

1800 BUST $1, DOTTED DATE, LARGE EAGLE MS63

DOTTED DATE. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$119,500.00

1800 BUST S$1, LARGE EAGLE MS64

WELL STRUCK WITH RADIANT COLOR. BB-187, B-16. HESSELGESSER.
$109,950.00

1800 DRAPED BUST $1, WIDE DATE-LOW 8 MS58

LOW 8, WIDE DATE. BB-190, B-10. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$19,500.00

1801 BUST $1, LARGE EAGLE MS62

VERY CHOICE WITH LOVELY LIGHT TONING. JUST 4 HIGHER AT NGC.
$37,500.00

1801 DRAPED BUST $1, B-2 BB-212, HERALDIC EAGLE 5661

VERY CHOICE. B-2, BB-212.
$34,950.00