Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Dollars

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There are 7 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 3, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair (1794 - 1795)
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Draped Bust (1795 - 1803)
Draped Bust  1797 1797
10X6 Large Letters
B-3 BB-71
Market Acceptable $4350 New June 25! Draped Bust, Small Eagle, 10X6 Stars, Light Gray Muted Surfaces, Durham Eagle Collection. Any U.S. coin struck prior to 1800 is special, and the appeal of a date beginning with "17" is undeniable. Although the surfaces on this piece are not original, it remains a straight-graded example of a classic design type. Shading is a yellowish-gray, with the central portions more deeply toned. The 10x6 star arrangement serves to identify this as the B-3, BB-71 variety. Strike is typical, and, as with many early dollars, the reverse legend and eagle feathers exhibit softness. Bowers/Borckardt note that most of the 1797 dollars were actually struck in 1798 as the Mint was closed for several months due to yellow fever. Housed in a new large font NGC holder with "10X6 Lg Letter, BB-71 B-3" listed on label.
Draped Bust  1798 1798
B-8 BB-125
Choice $4000 New June 18! Pointed 9, 4 Lines, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, CAC Approval, Osprey Collection. Moderately crusty gray fields contrast well with the lighter central devices on this 1798 Draped Bust dollar. A later die state BB-125 example with heavy die crack through the olive leaves and through AMERI(C)A. As with many dollars of the late 18th Century, strike uniformity was a casualty of primitive minting presses. This Osprey Collection offering has a bold strike on the right obverse but sees poor stars definition on the left obverse. A common 1798 die variety with Pointed 9 and four shield verticals on the reverse shield. An ideal candidate as a type coin due to lack of any die variety premium. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust  1800 1800
B-19 BB-192
Choice $2075 New June 18! AMERICAI, Natural Olive-Gray Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Wholesome and Pleasing, Osprey Collection. The 1800 Draped Bust "AMERICAI" die variety features a die flaw below the eagle's right claw. This anomaly appears to be a faint I letter and has been popularized as a major die variety in the Draped Bust series. The Osprey Collection has released a perfectly original example with natural gun metal gray patina and unabraded surfaces. Bright light viewing exposes embedded blues on the obverse while olive shades become more apparent on the reverse. A quality offering that would be ideal for type or for the variety. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder without edge view insert. CAC approval was a foregone conclusion for this piece.
Draped Bust  1801 1801
B-1 BB-211
Choice $4950 New June 25! Draped Bust Large Eagle Type, Gun Metal Gray-Gold, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Ex. Wayne Miller. Silver and pastel fields host central figures with lighter color on the high points, while the recessed areas exhibit intense shades of gold, russet, blue, and grey. The B-1 (BB-211) variety is readily identified by the reverse, where cloud 3 touches the base of A. This is a later die state, with a crack forming through the base of STATES. The Bowers-Borckardt reference notes this variety is virtually unknown in Mint state. A pleasing example of one of the iconic designs in the U.S. series. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval and label reading, "B-1 BB-211".
Draped Bust  1802 1802
B-6 BB-241
Choice $3250 New June 25! Narrow Date, Broken LIBER(T)Y, Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. This early dollar exhibits medium silver and powder blue shading, which becomes more intense at the rims, while lighter color identifies the high points. Fields are smooth for the grade and the overall effect is pleasing. B-2, with the lower right serif of T in LIBERTY completely missing. Perfect for a mid-grade type coin set. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust  1803 1803
Small 3
B-4 BB-254
Original $4450 New June 25! Draped Bust, Small 3. Attractive Surfaces, Residual Luster, Durham Eagle Collection. Frosty luster covers both sides of this Draped Bust dollar, revealing blue shades in the recessed areas while the central figures are more silver. Inspection under a glass suggests an old, light cleaning, but original bloom is clearly evident around the stars. The 1 in the date touches the curl, which serves to identify the B-4 (BB-254) variety. Housed in a newer NGC holder with B-4, BB-254 attribution on the label.
Draped Bust  1803 1803
Small 3
B-1 BB-251
Choice HOLD
New July 3! Small 3, Gray Surfaces, Peripheral Olive Toning, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Sole F12 Small 3 CAC Approved. 1803-dated Draped dollars were the last to be struck as the denomination was discontinued. Many struck early dollars export or melted due to silver weight being worth more than face. This well preserved survivor features honest wear and circulated cameo eye appeal. Obverse is toned a base steely gray with peripheral oilve shades. Reverse toning is similar with a uniform gray patina. A careful 10x loupe inspection indicates minimally abraded surfaces that will please the selective collector. Most early dollars will be found with one problem or another. This choice specimen is the only Small 3 approaved by CAC. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.