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!
2 Leaves. An attractive example of this popular 'Flowing Hair' type. Even gun metal gray color with excellent detail. A couple of old faded marks, but fewer than we usually see on these classic early dollars.
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.
Large Eagle. Wide Date. Well detailed and very pleasing.
Large Eagle. Problem-free with nice gun-metal gray surfaces.
B-23. BB-105. Wide Date. Nice detail with pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
CAC. Nearly Extra Fine with strong detail and beautiful problem-free silver-gray surfaces.
Attractive even silver-gray surfaces.
PCGS Secure holder. Well detailed with olive-green and steel-gray surfaces.
Nice steel-gray surfaces and problem-free. The obverse shows excellent detail for the grade while the reverse is soft in the center as struck.
Excellent detail for the grade and nice original silver-gray surfaces.
CAC stickered. Pleasant old time steel gray with a lite golden hue. Overall even wear.
Wide Date, Low 8. An attractive early dollar that is well detailed for the grade.
B-14, BB-194, Dotted Date. This variety is easily recognized by dots above, inside and below the first 0 of the date. This example has strong eye appeal with solid detail and nice steel-gray surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
Only 54,454 minted - 1/8th the mintage of a 1799! This coin has a nice natural light gray patina and solid detail.
The lowest mintage of the Heraldic Eagle Reverse type with 41,650 minted. Compare that to 1799 which saw a hefty mintage of 423,515 - 10 times the '02! This example has essentially full detail and a fair amount of mint luster showing thru silver-gray and gold toning.
Pleasing light silver-gray surfaces with considerable mint luster and very little wear. Very close to full AU quality!
Large 3. Solid detail with light silver-gray surfaces that retain a trace of mint luster in the stars and peripheral legends on both obverse and reverse.