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.
Large Eagle. A pleasing high-end VF with strong, even detail and nice light silver-gray surfaces.
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.
CAC. Strong even detail with pleasing problem-free steel-gray surfaces. Outstanding eye appeal.
Well detailed for the grade and problem-free with nice light silver-gray surfaces.
CAC. Bolander-5. Rarity-5. A Gem for the grade with smooth dove-gray surfaces and nice even detail.
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. Strong eye appeal and very nice for the grade.
Pleasing light silver-gray surfaces with considerable mint luster and very little wear. Very close to full AU quality