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.
B-4. Small Date, Large Letters. Strong detail with beautiful light silver-gray surfaces that retain a fair amount of mint luster.
Large Date, Small Letters. B-5. A choice Extra Fine with attractive light silver-gray surfaces that retain considerable mint luster. The strike is very bold and the eye appeal is outstanding. The die lump between the IC of AMERICA is diagnostic of the variety.
9x7 Stars, Large Letters. Nice original silver-gray patina with gunmetal-blue overtones. The detail is very sharp with just a touch of wear on the highest points with even the exposed breast feathers of the eagle on tthe reverse being mostly intact. Outstanding for the grade.
Large Eagle. Wide Date. Well detailed and very pleasing.
Large Eagle. Problem-free with nice gun-metal gray surfaces.
CAC. Nearly Extra Fine with strong detail and beautiful problem-free silver-gray surfaces.
Attractive even silver-gray surfaces.
Nice two-toned surfaces with olive-green fields and dove-gray devices. In a PCGS Secure holder.
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. Strong even detail with pleasing problem-free steel-gray surfaces. Outstanding eye appeal.
Wide Date, Low 8. An attractive early dollar that is well detailed for the grade.
Strong even detail with nice problem-free silver-gray surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
Exceptional detail for the grade with very attractive light silver-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.
Pleasing light silver-gray surfaces with considerable mint luster and very little wear. Very close to full AU quality!