Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Dollars

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There are 7 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on August 6, 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 HOLD
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 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  1799/8 1799/8
15 Reverse Stars
B-3 BB-141
Choice $2250 New August 6! 15 Reverse Stars, B-3, BB-141, Natural Brownish Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. This is a perfect for the grade, circulated Bust dollar with near-smooth surfaces and even color. Original, russet fields are more deeply shaded at the rims, while the central devices are lighter and reveal contrasting silver tones. The CAC certification attests to the overall eye appeal. BB-3. with the obverse die exhibiting the 2nd 9 punched over an 8, while the reverse has 15 stars. Note, the top row of seven stars has stars 1 and 7 effaced by the clouds. This is a large and impressive type coin, combining a date in the 1700s with strong aesthetic appeal. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Draped Bust  1800 1800
B-19 BB-192
Choice HOLD
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  1802 1802
B-6 BB-241
Choice $3250 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 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
Large 3
B-6 BB-255
Choice $3500 New August 5! Large 3, B-6, BB-255, R2, Choice Original, Attractive Gun Metal Gray/Blue, Oregon Beaver Collection. An important GFRC offering of the Bowers-Borckardt Die State II to III. Surfaces are covered with cobalt-blue fields with lighter stone-gray on the wear points. Close 10x loupe inspection fails to locate any noticeable abrasions. All letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM are discernible, and most are sharp. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) old green holder with CAC approval. A superb offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection.