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!
Draped Bust. The first use of the Draped Bust design saw the portrait positioned slightly off-centered to the left. This is a pleasing example with strong, even detail and medium gray surfaces that show a trace of steel-blue.
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. 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.
Strong detail for the grade with pleasing natural surfaces.
CAC. Well detailed with beautiful smooth battleship gray surfaces. A Gem for the grade!
Strong even detail with very pleasing color and surfaces.
CAC. A nearly perfect coin for the grade with strong detail and beautiful problem-free 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.
A pleasing example of this popular and very clear over-date.
Small 3. Solid detail and problem-free with pleasing silver-gray surfaces.
CAC. Large 3. Outstanding for the grade with strong detail and nice silver-gray surfaces with a forest-green hue.
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.