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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1795 DRAPED BUST $1, OFF-CENTER BUST MS64+

OFF-CENTER BUST. FABULOUS GEM SURFACES THAT ARE EXTREMELY WELL STRUCK. AMONG THE FINEST KNOW. BB-51, B-14.
$275,000.00

1797 DRAPED BUST $1, 9X7 LARGE LETTERS AU58

9 X 7 STARS. LARGE LETTERS. B-1, BB-73. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$60,000.00

1799 DRAPED BUST $1 MS61

7X6 STARS. B-9, BB-166.
$22,950.00

1799 DRAPED BUST $1, OBVERSE STARS 8X5 MS64

OBVERSE STARS 8X5. B-23, BB-159. RARITY-3. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. COL. GREEN AND BAREFORD PEDIGREE. CAC.
$247,500.00

1799/8 DRAPED BUST S$1, 13 REVERSE STARS MS63

13-STARS. BB-142. RARITY-4. SATIN SURFACES. ONLY 3 OF THIS VARIETY GRADED HIGHER.
$63,250.00

1800 DRAPED BUST $1 MS61

VERY CHOICE SURFACES.
$24,750.00