SPECIFICATIONS: Designer: Obverse by Robert Scot, reverse by John Eckstein . Mintage for the 15 stars is estimated at 569 while mintage for the 16 stars variety is estimated at 365. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins. However, both seem to appear equally as often at auction. This variety featuring only 15 stars on its obverse is believed to have employed an obverse die prepared before Tennessee's June 1796 entry into the union. The differences are not subtle. In all, just 7,776 Draped Bust dollars were made in 1797, which is a relative drop in the bucket even when compared to other issues in the Draped Bust dollar series. It is especially interesting that each of just three issues of 1797 dollars is of a readily apparent variation in the design. SUPERB 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle Silver Dollar $1 Very Good Details Lg. The PCGS3000® reflects the opinions of PCGS’s coin price experts with respect to indexes developed by PCGS for specific coin categories. The production level for the 1796 Draped Bust Dollar (Buy on eBay) was somewhat low due to external circumstances which impacted the early Mint. The Mint was quite thrifty with its dies and would not have discarded an obsolete one until it failed or was otherwise unsuitable for coining. Two varieties deal with the number of stars on the obverse of the coin. A complete historical record is provided in Dave Bowers' book The Rare Silver Dollars Dated 1804 and the Exciting Adventures of Edmund Roberts. or Best Offer. Bowers & Merena 3/1989:1990 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:418, $189,750 - Southwest Collection - Heritage 2/2008:528, $373,750 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1101, $258,500, Regency XV Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | December 17, 2015. This variety of the 1796 Draped Bust Half Dollar has 15 stars on the obverse of the coin. Copper - 10%. It remained unique to the half dollars of 1796-97. Type: Draped Bust Half Dollar Year: 1796 Mint Mark: No mint mark Face Value: 0.50 USD Total Produced: 3,000 [ Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight: 0.3617 oz. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins. This is one of the most beautiful and short lived designs. 1797, 9 Stars Left, 7 Right, Small Letters. A set of all three is not too hard to assemble. There are a few tests to see if a silver dollar is fake. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services. 18 watching. The 1799/8 13 Reverse Stars. Particular coins being offered for sale may not have been included within particular indexes, and if included, may not have experienced the same market movements as the index as a whole. There are at most a hand full of mint state examples. Silver Melt: $19.65 Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $794, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $59,548 at auction. Metal content: Silver - 90%. We do our best to provide precise spot prices; however, during times of market volatility, prices may not be to-the-minute accurate. 42 watching. 1797, 9 Stars, 7 Right, Large Letters. 1795 Flowing Hair and Draped Silver Dollar, 1796 Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Silver Dollar, 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, 1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. MS-64 (NGC). Therefore, the PCGS3000® should only be used as one guide to rare coin prices and historical price movements, and not as the sole source for determining the value or market history of a particular coin. 1865 Washington Head Silver Dollar, 1873 Pattern Trade Dollar, 1874-CC Trade Dollar, 1875-CC Trade Dollar, 1885-CC Trade Dollar, There are six 1804 silver dollars in museums and nine in private hands. When locked, you will be scrolled directly to this table for all coins. These are rare silver IKE dollar coin values. 1847-CC, 1848-CC Seated Dollar, 1864-CC Seated Dollar. The design succeeded the Flowing Hair dollar, which began mintage in 1794 and was the first silver dollar struck by the United States Mint.The designer is unknown, though the distinction is usually credited to artist Gilbert Stuart. 1776 to 1976 Eisenhower dollar coins worth money. The higher the number, the more rare the coin. Every month, Index ratings are updated. Get the best deals on 1796 Year US Early Dollar Coins ... 1797 NGC XF45 10X6 STARS DRAPED BUST DOLLAR. Another AU58 appeared on the market in 2008 which was sold by Heritage. It was the sixteenth state and should have had a star marking its statehood. $2,995.00. PCGS is not responsible for the accuracy or authenticity of Ebay listings. or Best Offer. Both rate nearly the same in value. They differ in Suffix, Minor Variety, and Die Variety only. The other major variety has 16 stars on the obverse. https://www.amazon.com/Antique-United-States-Liberty-Silver/dp/B07MLZYQDJ Unfortunately, your pictures are too small to make a definitive evaluation. There are fifteen known specimens of the 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar categorized into three different classifications. 1799 NGC XF40 Liberty Draped Bust Silver Dollar Certified High Grade EF40 . Second, authentic dollars of that type have the appearance of being somewhat crudely struck, especially the rim. The objective of the Index is to get a feel for the overall direction of the rare US coin market. The coin you have pictured is in all likelihood a fake. Series: Draped Bust Half Dollars 1796-1807. It is an expensive coin even in the lowest grades. PCGS The Standard for the Rare Coin Industry. they are clearly fake if you are familiar with what the early dollars look like. David Hall: The 1796-1797 Draped Bust, small eagle half dollar is considered to be the rarest United States silver type coin. Date! Diameter: 39-40 millimeters. The difference between the 15 stars vs 16 stars 1796 half dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image: Half dollars of 1796 have both 15-star and 16-star obverses (the 16th star representing the addition of Tennessee to the Union), with the 15-star variety apparently produced first. Draped Bust Dollar Overview. For one thing, the bottom stars (left and right) are too far away from Miss Liberty. As one of the first coins ever produced by the newly-founded United States, the Draped Bust silver dollar is an elusive and valuable piece of history that is sure to be the pride of any collector lucky enough to own one. The first is to match up the details with a known authentic coin. The 1804 silver dollar was called the "King of the U.S. Series" by the Chapman Brothers coin dealers as early as 1885 and to this day is known as "The King of Coins." The other variety features 10 stars on the left and 6 on the right. Weight: 416 grains (27.0 grams) ... 1799/8 15 Reverse Stars. The Related Coins all share the same Category, Prefix, and Major Variety as this Coin. The Draped Bust dollar is a United States dollar coin minted from 1795 to 1803, and was reproduced, dated 1804, into the 1850s. Some six die marriages are known for 1796-dated silver dollars, these comprised of four obverse dies paired in various combinations with four reverses. Rarity-5. The rim on your coin does not match with the rims used on the 1796 Small eagle dollar. Free shipping. Also, I looked at Jlorings link and found this: http://www.silver-coins.org/1796_draped_bust_dollar.html, http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=1796+Draped+Bust+Dollar&_sacat=253&_dmpt=Coins_US_Individual&_odkw=1796+silver+coin&_osacat=253&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313, http://home.comcast.net/~reidgold/draped_busts/page_7.html, http://www.civitasgalleries.com/counterfeits/1796silverdollar.html. The 1796 silver dollar is one of the coins included in the Index. Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by amaru27, Aug 27, 2011. Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. Collectors Universe, Inc. disclaims any warranties whatsoever with respect to the accuracy of the PCGS3000® or any specific coin index. $10,100.00. MS63 • Two types were struck in 1795, the Flowing Hair and the Draped Bust. Free shipping. The 16th star was added to note Tennessee’s admission to the Union on June 1, 1796. This was only the second year the US struck One Dollar coins and this was the largest denomination in silver. 1799/8 1799 Draped Bust Silver $1 Dollar PCGS 15 Stars Reverse AU50 50 . 1796 Draped Bust Small Eagle Silver Dollar $1 - - Rare Coin! The 1796 dollar has fifteen stars on the obverse; however, on June 1, 1796 Tennessee was admitted to the Union. 1796 Draped Bust Dollar. However, both seem to appear equally as often at auction. Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. Free shipping. Morelan said documents show the coin — featuring Lady Liberty ringed with stars on the front and an eagle on the back — was one of 1,758 silver dollars struck in one day at the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. The Half Dollars that the United States Mint delivered in 1797 differed from the previous issues for this denomination from 1794 and 1795. The idea of adding a star for every new state was dropped when it became clear there would eventually be too many stars to fit on the nation’s coinage. For the 1796, there are two varieties, 15 stars on the obverse and 16 stars on the obverse. $373,750 • All known 1797 dollars were struck from just three pairs of dies and all such die varieties are notably different. Type: Draped Bust Dollar Year: 1796 Mint Mark: No mint mark Face Value: 1.00 USD Total Produced: 79,000 [ Silver Content: 90% Silver Weight:.7735 oz. There was only a single AU58 for several years, which I owned multiple times. It could be fairly argued that each of these three is a major design subtype, though I maintain that just two are subtypes and the thir… Professional Coin Grading Services is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. Get free numismatic news from leading coin experts, in-depth articles, market summary videos, surveys & more! 1799 Irregular Date-13 St. 1799 Irregular Date-15 … 02-13-2008 • Heritage Auctions. Send us your feedback, comments, or suggestions. Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. One variety features 9 stars on the left side and 7 stars on the right side. The 15 known 1804 silver dollars include eight examples of Class I, one of Class II, and six of Class III. Another AU58 … These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Curiously, though, the number of stars increased from 15 to 16 partway through the 1796 production year, after Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state, then dropped back to 15 in 1797. The 1796 comes in the 15 star and 16 star varieties. 15 Stars. Mintage for the 15 stars is estimated at 569 while mintage for the 16 stars variety is estimated at 365. There was only a single AU58 for several years, which I owned multiple times. $4,775.00. $19.95 shipping. O-101. The reverse was similar to that of the Flowing Hair design, but slightly modified. As you can see, the 1796 silver dollar has increased in value at a rate a little under the overall Index. ... 1796 $1 Silver Dollar ANACS EF45 Details Cleaned. $5,999.99. There was still some discussion within Congress as to whether the costly Mint was necessary to operate and epidemics of yellow fever forced closure of the mint during the summer months. There were a few major varieties of the 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. 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