1796 $1 Small Date, Sm Letters (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

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REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS #:
6859
Designer:
Robert Scot/John Eckstein
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
79,920
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 1,500 R-4.8 8 / 10 31 / 39
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 39
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 39
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 10
60 or Better 1 / 10
65 or Better 1 / 10
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 39
60 or Better 1 / 39
65 or Better 1 / 39

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

William Jacob Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4316, $1,175,000

2 AU58 PCGS grade PCGS #6859 (MS)     58
2 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

William Jacob Collection - Heritage 4/2013:4316, $1,175,000

PCGS #6859 (MS)     58 #2 AU58 PCGS grade
AU58 PCGS grade #2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Three major varieties comprise the entire run of 1796 Silver Dollars: 1) Small Date, Small Letters; 2) Small Date, Large Letters; and 3) Large Date, Small Letters. Each of these major varieties is made up of one or more die varieties. The difference in the size of the dates is fairly apparent when the Small and Large Dates are placed side-by-side, but individual coins may be difficult to attribute out of context, so use the pictures provided above. The size difference of the lettering on the reverse is more dramatic and more easily discerned.

Of the three major varieties, the Small Date, Small Letters is the most common (according to the PCGS Population Report). The least common is the Large Date, Small Letters variety, which is approximately twice as rare as the Small Date, Small Letters.

The PCGS Condition Census for the 1796 Small Date, Small Letters Silver Dollar ranges from AU-55 to AU-58, with none in Mint State. The finest examples certified by PCGS include four coins at the AU58 level.

Bruce Morelan: 1796 MS65 Small Date, Sm Letters