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1795 $1 Centered Dr Bust (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6858
Designer:
Robert Scot/John Eckstein
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
42,738
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 10 / 10 36 / 39
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 8 / 10 29 / 39
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 2 / 10 7 / 39
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 10
60 or Better 8 / 10
65 or Better 2 / 10
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 39
60 or Better 29 / 39
65 or Better 7 / 39

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

L.A. United States Type Collection - Stack’s 10/1990:1659 - Andy Lustig - Superior Galleries 5/1991:700 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, M.D.), sold intact in 10/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4014, $646,250

1 MS66 estimated grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:1027, $373,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1998:259 - Flannagan Collection (Bowers and Merena 11/2001:4218, $140,875 - Cardinal Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:16, $322,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2536, $253,000

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

B-15, BB-52.  Heritage 1/2007:1027, $373,750

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3876, $418,000

4 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

L.A. United States Type Collection - Stack’s 10/1990:1659 - Andy Lustig - Superior Galleries 5/1991:700 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, M.D.), sold intact in 10/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4014, $646,250

#1 MS66 estimated grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:1027, $373,750 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1998:259 - Flannagan Collection (Bowers and Merena 11/2001:4218, $140,875 - Cardinal Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:16, $322,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2536, $253,000

MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade

B-15, BB-52.  Heritage 1/2007:1027, $373,750

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Superior 5/1990:3876, $418,000

#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

"Centered Bust" on the 1795 Draped Bust, Small Eagle Dollar refers to the positioning of the bust of Liberty within the field of the die. The alternative is the "Off-Center Bust", on which the bust of Liberty is shifted toward the left. The difference between the two can be seen best on the position of the bow behind Liberty's head. On the Centered Bust, the bow is well away from the stars; on the Off-Center Bust, the bow comes close to the fifth star (but does not touch it).

Among the 39 major varieties of the Draped Bust type, the Centered Bust is one of the least rare (ranking 36th), but it is nowhere near as common as the 1798 Large Eagle, 1799 Normal Date, and the 1800 Normal Date. In Mint State, this variety is very scarce, with only 21 examples certified by PCGS (as of June 2011). The Condition Census is amazingly high for an early Silver Dollar, ranging from a low of MS-64 to a high of a unique MS-66.

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