Bust Dollars were made from 1794 to 1804 and include sub-types as follows: --- Flowing Hair (1794-1795) --- Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse (1795-1798) --- Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse (1798-1804).
There are quite a few rarities in the Bust Dollar series. The 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar is from the first year the Mint struck regular issue silver coins and commands a handsome price in any grade.
The 1804 Bust Dollar is one of the most famous of all numismatic rarities and carries a million dollar plus price tag on the rare occasion that one surfaces!
Flowing Hair. 2 Leaves. Strong detail for the grade with a bold, even strike. The surfaces are a pleasant warm steel-gray.
Draped Bust. Centered Bust. Very attractive and problem-free with light steel-gray surfaces.
Large Date, Small Letters. BB-65, B-5. This variety is easily identified by a die break connecting the I and C of AMERICA on the reverse. This example shows the die at its' latest stage with the break now triangular and reaching to the rim. A well detailed example of this popular variety and Small Eagle reverse type.
9x7 Stars, Large Letters. Very sharp detail with a faint champagne-tan hue off light silver-gray surfaces. A few scattered tics and uneven charcoal toning on the reverse prevent an even higher grade.
Large Eagle. Nice color and stronger detail than a Fine-15, but a few more marks than we'd like to see.
Large Eagle. Attractive light silver-gray surfaces and strong, even detail.
CAC. Beautiful even dove gray surfaces that are problem-free and very attractive. Outstanding for the grade.
Outstanding for the grade with nice original two-toned steel-gray surfaces and very strong eye appeal.
Dotted Date. A well-known variety that has a group of small chips near the first 0 in the date. This example has solid detail with nice steel-gray surfaces.
CAC. Well detailed with beautiful smooth battleship gray surfaces. A Gem for the grade!
AMERICAI. A popular variety with solid detail and attractive gray shaded surfaces.
Strong, even detail with very pleasing surfaces.
AMERICAI variety. A neat variety with a die defect after the last A in AMERICA that looks like an I. This is a beautiful example with nice gunmetal-gray surfaces and strong detail.
Strong detail with light silver-gray surfaces that retain a trace of mint luster. Just 41,650 minted which is the lowest of the Heraldic Eagle 'type'.
Very attractive with nice silver-gray surfaces and solid, even detail.
Wide Date. Attractive problem-free battleship-gray surfaces. A popular and very clear over-date variety.
Small 3. Strong detail with outstanding light silver-gray surfaces.