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1800 $1 AMERICAI (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

AMERICAI DETAIL

AMERICAI DETAIL

OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS #:
6892
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
220,920
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 450
60 or Better 6
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.1
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 29 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 29 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 29
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 39

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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

John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1669, $46,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

2 MS63 estimated grade

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

5 MS62+ PCGS grade
6 MS62 estimated grade

S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2192, $33,000

7 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #40082 (MS)     61

BB192

8 AU58 PCGS grade PCGS #6892 (MS)     58
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
#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

John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1669, $46,750

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

#2 MS63 estimated grade

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

#5 MS62+ PCGS grade
#6 MS62 estimated grade

S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2192, $33,000

PCGS #40082 (MS)     61 #7 MS61 PCGS grade

BB192

PCGS #6892 (MS)     58 #8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
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.