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. 3 Leaves. Strong detail for the grade and evenly struck. The surfaces are pleasing and problem-free with a nice silver-gray color.
Draped Bust. Off-Center Bust. B-14, BB-51. Well detailed and evenly struck with beautiful two-toned surfaces. The design features are a dove gray while the fields are a pleasing battleship gray. 42,738 Draped Bust Dollars were minted compared to 160,295 of the Flowing Hair variety. Both have the popular 'Small Eagle' reverse.
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.
B-3. 10 x 6 Stars. Small Eagle Reverse. Well detailed with attractive steel-gray surfaces.
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 the reverse being mostly intact. Outstanding for the grade.
Small Eagle, 13 Stars. A nice even strike and strong detail for the grade. The surfaces are a pleasing light silver-gray and the eye appeal is excellent.
Small Eagle, 15 Stars. Well detailed and problem-free with pleasing silver-gray surfaces. The Small Eagle reverse is of course much rarer than the Large Eagle with the 15 Star obverse being scarcer than the 13 star variety. A very attractive example of this tough early dollar.
Evenly struck with bold detail and gorgeous lustrous surfaces. A light splash of golden-tan provides a nice antique accent and validates the originality of the coin. An outstanding Bust Dollar that is just a touch of 'rub' away from being mint state.
Nice two-toned surfaces with olive-green fields and dove-gray devices. In a PCGS Secure holder.
Excellent detail for the grade and nice original silver-gray surfaces.
A gorgeous early dollar that is evenly struck and shows very bold detail. The surfaces are a pleasing gunmetal gray with a hint of gold and show no significant marks. The 45+ grade is conservative!
CAC. Strong even detail with pleasing problem-free steel-gray surfaces. Outstanding eye appeal.
CAC. Well detailed with beautiful smooth battleship gray surfaces. A Gem for the grade!
AMERICAI variety. A neat variety with a die defect after the last A in AMERICA that looks like an I. This example is nearly XF and superb for the grade. The detail is sharp and even, the color superb, and the surfaces pristine!
Well detailed for the grade and problem-free with nice light silver-gray surfaces.
Exceptional detail for the grade with very attractive light silver-gray surfaces.
Pleasing light silver-gray surfaces with considerable mint luster and very little wear. Very close to full AU quality.
Very pleasing problem-free surfaces and solid detail for the grade.
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.