1804 $1 Restrike - Class III (Proof)

Series: Draped Bust Dollars 1801-1804

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PCGS PR55

PCGS PR55

PCGS #:
6908
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
7
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 7 R-9.6 2 / 5 TIE 2 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 5 1 / 5
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 1 / 5
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR63 estimated grade

Henry R. Linderman (former Mint Director) Collection - Lyman Low 6/1887 - J.W. Scott 2/1888:40 - James Ten Eyck - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:394 - Lammot Dupont Collection - Willis H. Dupont Collection - currently on loan to the American Numismatic Association

2 PR60 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine in 1908 - H.O. Granberg - William Cutler Atwater - B. Max Mehl 6/1946, $2,875.00 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1947, $3,125 - Edwin Hydeman - Abe Kosoff 3/1961, $29,000 - sold by Abe Kosoff in 1972 to the Wide World Coin Company for a reported $80,000" - reportedly sold later in 1972 to Bowers & Ruddy for $150,000 - sold in 1974 to Mark Blackburn for $200,000 - Continental Coin Galleries - Larry Demerer, 1979 - Superior, 1979 for $200,000  - Dr. Jerry Buss - Superior 1/1985:1337, $302,000.00 - Aubrey Bebee - donated to the American Numismatic Association in 1991.

3 PR58 PCGS grade

Captain John W. Haseltine - Phineas Adams - Henry Ahlborn - John P. Lyman - S.H. Chapman 11/1913:16, $340 - Waldo C. Newcomer - Col. Edward H.R. Green, later, Col. Green estate - A.J. Allen - Frederick C.C. Boyd - Percy A. Smith - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:804, $3,250 - Amon G. Carter, Sr. - Amon G. Carter, Jr., later, Carter Estate - Stack's 1/1984:241, $198,000 - John Nelson Rowe, III - L.R. French, Jr., later, French Estate - Stack's 1/1989:15, $242,000 - Rarities Group (Martin Paul) - National Gold Exchange (Mark Yaffe) - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries; Indianapolis Collection - unknown private collection - David Liljestrand - unknown Midwest collection - David Liljestrand - National Gold Exchange and Kenneth Goldman - Legend Numismatics - Phillip Flannagan - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4303, $874,000 - Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. - Bowers & Merena 8/2003:2026, $1,207,500 - West Coast collector, via Kevin Lipton - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries, $2,250,000 - East Coast collector, $2,475,000 - Heritage 4/2009:2567, $2,300,000

4 PR55 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine - Koch & Co. (Vienna) - O.H. Berg Collection - John Haseltine 5/1883:568, $740 - T. Harrison Garrett (via George W. Cogan) - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 2/1980:698, $400,000 - :Larry Hanks - Sam Colavita - Pullen & Hanks 2/1982:1076 - Mike Levinson Collection - Bowers & Merena 6/1986:1736 - Rarities Group - New York State Collector

5 PR40 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine - R. Coulton Davis - Capt. John W. Haseltine - George M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1988:1940 - R. Coulton Davis, via J. Colvin Randall - Capt. John W. Haseltine - John M. Hale Collection - Parke-Bernet 5/1950:221 - Henry P. Graves Collection - Stack’s 4/1954:1333  Ben H. Koenig Collection - Stack’s 12/1960:576 - Samuel Wolfson Collection - Stack’s 5/1963:1394 - Norton Simon - James H.T. McConnell, Jr.

5 PR40 estimated grade

W. Julius Dreifus - Isaac Rosenthal - Col. Jame W. Ellsworth (via Oliver C. Bosbyshell, former Philadelphia Mint Superintendent) - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Farran Zerbe (via the Guttag Brothers) - Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum - American Numismatic Society

#1 PR63 estimated grade

Henry R. Linderman (former Mint Director) Collection - Lyman Low 6/1887 - J.W. Scott 2/1888:40 - James Ten Eyck - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:394 - Lammot Dupont Collection - Willis H. Dupont Collection - currently on loan to the American Numismatic Association

#2 PR60 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine in 1908 - H.O. Granberg - William Cutler Atwater - B. Max Mehl 6/1946, $2,875.00 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1947, $3,125 - Edwin Hydeman - Abe Kosoff 3/1961, $29,000 - sold by Abe Kosoff in 1972 to the Wide World Coin Company for a reported $80,000" - reportedly sold later in 1972 to Bowers & Ruddy for $150,000 - sold in 1974 to Mark Blackburn for $200,000 - Continental Coin Galleries - Larry Demerer, 1979 - Superior, 1979 for $200,000  - Dr. Jerry Buss - Superior 1/1985:1337, $302,000.00 - Aubrey Bebee - donated to the American Numismatic Association in 1991.

#3 PR58 PCGS grade

Captain John W. Haseltine - Phineas Adams - Henry Ahlborn - John P. Lyman - S.H. Chapman 11/1913:16, $340 - Waldo C. Newcomer - Col. Edward H.R. Green, later, Col. Green estate - A.J. Allen - Frederick C.C. Boyd - Percy A. Smith - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:804, $3,250 - Amon G. Carter, Sr. - Amon G. Carter, Jr., later, Carter Estate - Stack's 1/1984:241, $198,000 - John Nelson Rowe, III - L.R. French, Jr., later, French Estate - Stack's 1/1989:15, $242,000 - Rarities Group (Martin Paul) - National Gold Exchange (Mark Yaffe) - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries; Indianapolis Collection - unknown private collection - David Liljestrand - unknown Midwest collection - David Liljestrand - National Gold Exchange and Kenneth Goldman - Legend Numismatics - Phillip Flannagan - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4303, $874,000 - Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D. - Bowers & Merena 8/2003:2026, $1,207,500 - West Coast collector, via Kevin Lipton - Heritage Rare Coin Galleries, $2,250,000 - East Coast collector, $2,475,000 - Heritage 4/2009:2567, $2,300,000

#4 PR55 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine - Koch & Co. (Vienna) - O.H. Berg Collection - John Haseltine 5/1883:568, $740 - T. Harrison Garrett (via George W. Cogan) - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 2/1980:698, $400,000 - :Larry Hanks - Sam Colavita - Pullen & Hanks 2/1982:1076 - Mike Levinson Collection - Bowers & Merena 6/1986:1736 - Rarities Group - New York State Collector

#5 PR40 estimated grade

Capt. John W. Haseltine - R. Coulton Davis - Capt. John W. Haseltine - George M. Klein Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 5/1988:1940 - R. Coulton Davis, via J. Colvin Randall - Capt. John W. Haseltine - John M. Hale Collection - Parke-Bernet 5/1950:221 - Henry P. Graves Collection - Stack’s 4/1954:1333  Ben H. Koenig Collection - Stack’s 12/1960:576 - Samuel Wolfson Collection - Stack’s 5/1963:1394 - Norton Simon - James H.T. McConnell, Jr.

#5 PR40 estimated grade

W. Julius Dreifus - Isaac Rosenthal - Col. Jame W. Ellsworth (via Oliver C. Bosbyshell, former Philadelphia Mint Superintendent) - Wayte Raymond & John Work Garrett - Farran Zerbe (via the Guttag Brothers) - Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum - American Numismatic Society

Ron Guth:

The 1804 Silver Dollar is one of the rarest and most popular of all American coins, despite the fact that none were made until 1834 and several were even made many years after that! Mint reports from 1804 show a delivery figure of 19,570 Silver Dollars, but numismatists believe these were all leftover coins dated 1803. Certain qualities of the known 1804 Silver Dollars (and other facts concerning their history) indicate that the first 1804 Silver Dollars were struck in or about 1834, when orders came from the State Department for special sets of coins to be struck for diplomatic purposes. Later restrikes were made sometime after 1857 (a unique example shows the undertype of an 1857 Swiss Shooting Thaler)!

Thus, we find three classes of 1804 Silver Dollars. Class I examples were made circa 1834 - these all have lettered edges and no rust pit in the field just left of the top leaf of the olive branch on the reverse. Class II examples were made after 1857 - the only known specimen has a plain edge. Class III examples were made after 1857 - they all have lettered edges and a rust pit in the afore-mentioned place on the reverse. Currently, eight examples are known of the Class I type, one is known of the Class II, and six are known of the Class III type. The finest example known is a Class I "Original" owned by the C. F. Childs estate; this remarkable coin was recently graded Proof-68 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.

The coin illustrated above is an example of the Class III type. Known as the "Amon Carter" specimen (named after the famous Texas numismatist who once owned it), this example has a pedigree dating all the way back to 1876. In 1998, this coin was purchased by Legend Numismatics and placed in a collection that now includes rarities such as the 1794 Dollar from the Harry Bass collection, a 1795 Plain Eagle Dollar in PCGS MS65, a 1796 Dollar from the Whitney collection, a 1797 Dollar with obverse stars arranged 10x6 graded NGC MS65 from the Eliasberg Collection, an 1801 Dollar certified NGC MS63 from the Eliasberg collection, and an 1802 Dollar in PCGS MS64 from the Floyd Starr collection.

The following is a complete roster of all known examples of the 1804 Silver Dollar, divided into Classes.

    CLASS I - Lettered Edge

    1. The U.S. Mint Specimen

    2. The Stickney - Eliasberg Specimen. PCGS Proof-65

    3. The Cohen - ANA Specimen

    4. The Mickley - Reed Hawn Specimen

    5. The Parmelee - Byron Reed Specimen. ICG Proof-64

    6. The Dexter Specimen

    7. The Watters-Childs Specimen, (sold on August 30, 1999 for $4.14 million!); PCGS PR-68

    8. The King of Siam Specimen, called "Brilliant Gem Proof" by Breen. PCGS PR-67

    Class II - New reverse, plain edge, struck over an 1857 Swiss (Bern) Shooting Thaler

    9. The U.S. Mint Specimen

    Class III - New reverse, lettered edge

    10. The Berg - Garrett Specimen

    11. The Adams - Carter Specimen

    12. The Davis - Wolfson Specimen

    13. The Linderman - DuPont Specimen, now on display at the headquarters of the American Numismatic Association

    14. The Rosenthal - ANS Specimen

    15. The Idler - Bebee Specimen, now on display at the headquarters of the American Numismatic Association