1800 $1 AMERICAI MS63

CERTIFICATION#: -34951
PCGS#: 6892

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Friedman; Numismatic Gallery 1949 ANA Sale Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $46750. Pedigreed 7/3/07.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1800 "AMERICAI" variety features a die flaw that mimics the letter "I" immediately following the word AMERICA on the reverse.  The flaw is not an actual letter "I", which would have been the engraver's error; rather, it is simply a flaw that looks like an I, in perhaps the most fortuitous position possible.  This is considered a major variety in the Bust Dollar series, as it is visible to the naked eye.  Two varieties (BB-191 and BB-192) comprise the entirety of this variety.  As expected, both varieties share the AMERICAI reverse, but were struck from different obverses. 

The PCGS Condition Census for this major variety features coins ranging in condition from AU-55 to MS-63, thus collectors have several high-grade options from which to choose.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of March 2012) are a pair of MS-63s.

Diameter: 40.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage: 220,920 Weight: 27.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
4
1,000
2
6
1,125
1
45+
6,500
50+
8,600
53+
10,000
55+
13,500
61
30,000
1
63
97,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 450 R-6.1 16 / 29 TIE 17 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 11 / 29 TIE 15 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 29 1 / 39

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33510, $223,250

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade  

Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection - Stack's 1/1984:228, $9,900

5 MS62+ PCGS grade