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 AU55

OFF-CENTER BUST. WELL STRUCK WITH VERY LIGHT BLUISH AMBER TONING.
$35,000.00

1795 DRAPED BUST $1, OFF-CENTER BUST MS61

OFF-CENTER BUST. WELL STRUCK WITH LIGHT BLUISH ROSE TONING. BB-51. RARITY-2. ONLY FOUR GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$71,500.00

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.
$329,500.00

1796 DRAPED BUST $1, LARGE DATE, SM LET MS62

VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK, SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS. FROM THE CARDINAL COLLECTION.
$159,500.00

1796 DRAPED BUST $1, SMALL DATE, SM LET AU55

SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS. VERY CHOICE SLIGHTLY WORN SURFACES WITH A VERY LIGHT AMBER PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1797 DRAPED BUST $1, 10X6 STARS AU50

10x6 STARS. LOVELY EVENLY WORN SURFACES WITH A VERY LIGHT, EYE APPEALING PATINA.
$17,500.00

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.
$65,950.00

1798 DRAPED BUST $1, KNOB 9, 4 VERTICAL LINES MS62

KNOB 9. VERTICAL LINES. B-3, BB-94. RARITY-5. VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH APPEALING ROSE/BLUE PATINA. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. THE NEXT HIGHEST GRADED IS AU53.
$87,500.00

1798 DRAPED BUST $1, POINTED 9, 4 VERTICAL LINES MS62

LARGE EAGLE. POINTED 9, 4 LINES, WIDE DATE. CHOICE SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER TONING. B-15, BB-112. RARITY-3.
$55,000.00

1799 DRAPED BUST $1 MS64+

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$192,500.00

1799/8 DRAPED BUST $1, 13 REVERSE STARS MS58

13 REVERSE STARS. WELL STRUCK WITH A LIGHT ATTRACTIVE PATINA.
$19,750.00

1799/8 DRAPED BUST $1, 13 REVERSE STARS MS61

13 REVERSE STARS. WELL STRUCK, CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACE SURFACES. VERY LIGHT PATINA GENTLY RESTS ON THE SURFACES. RARITY-4.
$38,500.00

1799/8 DRAPED BUST S$1, 13 REVERSE STARS MS62

13 STARS. VERY LIGHT, SATINY WHITE SURFACES. B-1, BB-142. RARITY-5. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$65,950.00

1800 DRAPED BUST $1 MS66

SPECTACULAR BLUISH AMBER TONED WITH LUSTER PIERCING THROUGH. BB-187, B-16. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$325,000.00

1801 DRAPED BUST $1 MS62+

WELL STRUCK LUSTROUS WITH VERY LIGHT IRIDSCENT TONING.
$57,500.00

1802 DRAPED BUST $1 MS63+

NARROW DATE. VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. B-6, BB-241. CONDITION CENSUS.
$71,500.00