1795 $1 Off-Center 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 #:
96858
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

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 900 R-5.2 5 / 10 25 / 39
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 7 / 10 20 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 10 4 / 39
Survival Estimate
All Grades 900
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 10
60 or Better 7 / 10
65 or Better 1 / 10
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 25 / 39
60 or Better 20 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 39

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #96858 (MS) 66

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2683 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2173, $308,000 - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:427, $345,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4013, $763,750 - Bruce Morelan Collection

2 MS65+ estimated grade

A. Bridgman, Jr. - S.H. & H. Chapman 11/1891:694 - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $75 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33499, $910,625

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Most likely from the Virgil Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson - T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 1958:614 - Stack’s 9/1974:40 - Superior 10/1989:3816, $231,000 - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:702, $327,750 - Bruce Morelan Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:350 (as PCGS MS65 CAC 25530016), not sold (cert-matched)

3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63+ PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS62 PCGS grade
10 AU58 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #96858 (MS) 66 
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:2683 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2173, $308,000 - Bowers & Merena 7/2002:427, $345,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4013, $763,750 - Bruce Morelan Collection

#2 MS65+ estimated grade

A. Bridgman, Jr. - S.H. & H. Chapman 11/1891:694 - "Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & Burdette G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $75 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33499, $910,625

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Most likely from the Virgil Brand Collection - B.G. Johnson - T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 1958:614 - Stack’s 9/1974:40 - Superior 10/1989:3816, $231,000 - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:702, $327,750 - Bruce Morelan Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2016:350 (as PCGS MS65 CAC 25530016), not sold (cert-matched)

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63+ PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS62 PCGS grade
#10 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1795 Off-Center Bust Silver Dollar resulted when the engraver punched the bust of Liberty too far left into the die. Because of the high cost of die steel, the engraver completed the die in spite of the mis-placement of the bust, then coins were struck in normal production.

The Off-Center Bust is at least twice as rare as the Centered Bust, according to the PCGS Population Report. In Mint State the difference is even greater. Of the 8 Mint State Off-Center Bust Dollars certified by PCGS, the typical grade is MS-63 to MS-64. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS-66 (illustrated above).

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