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1801 $1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
6893
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
54,454
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 24 / 29 TIE 32 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 17 / 29 TIE 24 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 29 TIE 1 / 39 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 29 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 29 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 29 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 32 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 39 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R Green Collection - B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin and Stamp Company) - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:797 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection - Stack’s 1/1984:232, $20,900 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5038, $399,500

2 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #6893 (MS)     64
3 MS63 PCGS grade PCGS #40084 (MS)     63
3 MS63 PCGS grade PCGS #40084 (MS)     63
3 MS63 estimated grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #40085 (MS)     62
6 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #6893 (MS)     62
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R Green Collection - B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Coin and Stamp Company) - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:797 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection - Stack’s 1/1984:232, $20,900 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5038, $399,500

PCGS #6893 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #40084 (MS)     63 #3 MS63 PCGS grade
PCGS #40084 (MS)     63 #3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
PCGS #40085 (MS)     62 #6 MS62 PCGS grade
PCGS #6893 (MS)     62 #6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS62 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1801 Dollar has a low mintage of just over 54,000 coins, which is a low number by any standard, but the 1801 is still an under-appreciated rarity. For example, in the 2012 GUIDEBOOK, the 1801 Dollar is priced the same as the 1800 Dollar in virtually all grades, and shows just a slight premium in MS-60. The reality of the PCGS Population Report shows a different picture. The surviving population of the 1801 Dollar (as of November 2011) is considerably lower any other date of the Heraldic Eagle reverse type, including the 1802, which has a lower mintage just over 41,000 coins. Similarly, the 1801 Dollar has a lower population in Mint State than any other date. This indicates that the pricing on the 1801 Dollar should be higher to account for this difference.

PCGS has certified less than a dozen Mint State 1801 Dollars, the finest of which is a single Gem MS-65.

Bruce Morelan: 1801 MS65