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

LARGE DATE, SMALL LETTERS. WELL STRUCK WITH CHAMPAGNE GOLD PATINA. B-5, BB-65. RARITY-2. VERY RARE IN MINT STATE CONDITION. CONDITION CENSUS.
$126,500.00

1797 DRAPED BUST $1, 9X7 LARGE LETTERS AU58 PCGS

9 X 7 STARS. LARGE LETTERS. B-1, BB-73. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$68,750.00

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

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.
$93,500.00

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

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

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

13 REVERSE STARS. WELL STRUCK, CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACE SURFACES. VERY LIGHT PATINA GENTLY RESTS ON THE SURFACES. RARITY-4.
$32,950.00

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

13 STARS. VERY LIGHT, SATINY WHITE SURFACES. B-1, BB-142. RARITY-5. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$60,000.00

1800 DRAPED BUST $1, WIDE DATE-LOW 8 MS62 PCGS

WIDE DATE, LOW 8. WELL STRUCK, VIRTUALLY MARKFREE SURFACES. RARITY-3. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$41,250.00

1802 DRAPED BUST $1 MS63+ PCGS

NARROW DATE. VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. B-6, BB-241. CONDITION CENSUS.
$75,000.00