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How much are my Draped Bust Dollars worth?

About Draped Bust Dollars

Bust dollars, also otherwise known as early dollars, refer collectively to the Flowing Hair dollar struck in 1794 and 1795 as well as the Draped Bust dollar, which was produced from 1795 through 1804. Bust dollars are popular early American coins, and many collectors and dealers specialize in this area of the hobby. While they are usually collected only as type coins, there are some ambitious collectors who pursue entire date runs or specialize in collecting the many different varieties that enthusiasts have identified within the realm of Bust dollars.

The Flowing Hair dollar was America's first official silver dollar, with the first released in 1794. The coin was engraved by Robert Scot and features a visage of Miss Liberty with flowing hair on the obverse of the coin. The reverse showcases an eagle perched on a wreath. On the edge of the coin is the inscription HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT. The 1794 dollar is much scarcer than the 1795, though both dates are extremely scarce. Numismatists attribute several varieties to the 1795, and some collectors pursue these individually.

In 1795, Scot designed the Draped Bust obverse, which features a more voluptuous rendering of Miss Liberty with curlier locks. The eagle design from the Flowing Hair dollar remained on the silver dollar through 1797 and in 1798 was replaced by a heraldic eagle design. This change constitutes two sub-types for the Draped Bust silver dollar: the small eagle reverse (1795-1797) and large eagle reverse (1798-1804). Draped Bust silver dollars are scarce, though available for a price. The most common dates are the 1798 and 1799, though these are quite challenging to find with truly original, undamaged surfaces.

While United States Mint records indicates production of 19,570 Draped Bust silver dollars in 1804, there is no evidence that these coins bear the 1804 date. The famous 1804 silver dollar was struck in 1834 and included in special proof sets presented as diplomatic gifts to foreign heads of state. Along with a handful of pieces made as restrikes after 1857. In all, only 15 known examples of 1804 dollars exist and are now seven-figure rare coins.

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1795-1798 Draped Bust $1 MS Small Eagle [Type]

Worth: $975 - $870,000
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1798-1804 Draped Bust $1 MS Heraldic Eagle [Type]

Worth: $650 - $360,000
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1795 Draped Bust $1 MS Centered

Worth: $1,880 - $870,000
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1795 Draped Bust $1 MS Off-Center Bust

Worth: $1,880 - $870,000
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1795 Draped Bust $1 MS Off-Center Bust

 
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1796 Small Date $1 MS Small Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $1,008,000
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1796 Small Date $1 MS Large Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $360,000
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1796 Small Date $1 MS Large Letters, B-4, BB-61

Worth: $1,880 - $72,000
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1796 Large Date $1 MS Small Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $324,000
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1796 Large Date $1 MS Small Letters, B-5, BB-65

Worth: $1,880 - $381,600
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1797 9x7 Stars $1 MS Small Letters

Worth: $1,750 - $403,200
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1797 9x7 Stars $1 MS Large Letters

Worth: $1,880 - $308,900
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1797 9x7 Stars $1 MS Large Letters, B-1, BB-73

Worth: $1,880 - $308,900
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1797 10x6 stars $1 MS

Worth: $1,880 - $482,400
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1797 10x6 stars $1 MS Large Letters, B-3, BB-71

Worth: $1,880 - $482,400
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1798 Small Eagle $1 MS 13 Stars Obverse

Worth: $1,750 - $390,000
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1798 Small Eagle $1 MS 13 Stars Obverse, B-1, BB-82

Worth: $1,880 - $390,000
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1798 Small Eagle $1 MS 15 Stars Obverse

Worth: $1,880 - $259,200
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Knob 9

Worth: $975 - $114,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Pointed 9, Close Date

Worth: $975 - $288,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Pointed 9, Close Date, 4 Berries B-8, BB-125

Worth: $975 - $144,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS B-14 BB-122

Worth: $975 - $144,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS 5 Stripes

Worth: $1,150 - $252,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Knob 9

Worth: $1,150 - $252,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Knob 9, 10 Arrows

Worth: $1,150 - $252,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Wide Date

Worth: $1,060 - $210,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Wide Date, Pointed 9, B-10, BB-109

Worth: $1,060 - $210,000
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1798 Large Eagle $1 MS Wide Date, Pointed 9, B-15, BB-112

Worth: $1,060 - $210,000
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1799 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 B-17, BB-164 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 B-5, BB-157 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 B-14, BB-167 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 B-19, BB-155 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 B-9, BB-166 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $360,000
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1799 Irregular Date $1 MS 15 Stars

Worth: $1,060 - $29,700
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1799 Irregular Date $1 MS 13 Stars

Worth: $1,060 - $138,000
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1799 8x5 Stars $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $50,400
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1799/8 15 Stars Reverse $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $360,000
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1799/8 13 Stars Reverse $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $210,000
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1799/8 15 Stars Reverse $1 MS B-3, BB-141

Worth: $1,060 - $22,400
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1800 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $210,000
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1800 B-12, BB-184 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $210,000
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1800 B-16, BB-187 $1 MS

Worth: $975 - $210,000
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1800 Wide Date $1 MS Low 8

Worth: $975 - $210,000
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1800 Wide Date $1 MS Low 8, B-10, BB-190

Worth: $975 - $210,000
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1800 Dotted Date $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $136,800
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1800 12 Arrows $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $136,800
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1800 10 Arrows $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $33,000
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1800 AMERICAI $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $300,000
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1800 Wide Date $1 MS Low 8, AMERICAI

Worth: $1,060 - $72,000
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1801 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $396,000
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1801 B-2, BB-212 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $396,000
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1801 B-4, BB-214 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $396,000
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1802 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $216,000
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1802 Close Date $1 MS B-6, BB-241

Worth: $1,060 - $72,600
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1802 Wide Date $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $72,600
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1802/1 Narrow Date $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $86,400
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1802/1 Wide Date $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $210,000
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1803 Small 3 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $138,200
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1803 Large 3 $1 MS

Worth: $1,060 - $756,000
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1803 Large 3 $1 MS B-6, BB-255

Worth: $1,060 - $12,100
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