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SERIES: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1803 $1 B-6 BB-255 Large 3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU58+
PCGS #:
40101
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
27.00 grams
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage:
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$111,625 • PCGS MS63 • 3-31-2017 • Stack's/Bowers
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $60.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33515, $705,000 - Bruce Morelan Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:951 - Jim Ruddy's personal collection, circa 1960 - Cardinal Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:61, $82,800 - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2242, $74,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 AU58+ PCGS grade

Warren Miller Collection

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $60.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33515, $705,000 - Bruce Morelan Collection

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1890:951 - Jim Ruddy's personal collection, circa 1960 - Cardinal Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:61, $82,800 - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2242, $74,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 AU58+ PCGS grade

Warren Miller Collection

6 AU58 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11487, not sold

6 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/22/2010:4339, $17,250

6 AU58 estimated grade  

Heritage 1/2015:3172, $44,650

9 AU55 PCGS grade

Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 9/2011:5135, $14,950

9 AU55 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Bruce Morelan, in an interview with PCGS in 2016, spoke about his PCGS MS65 example: “1803 is probably my favorite coin of the Draped Bust dollars and the reason for that is not even apparent at first glance. If, same as the 1794, if you have that coin out of the holder and you turn the light, you see the absolute virgin surfaces on Miss Liberty's cheek and breast and neck. It's one of the things that really attracts me to spectacular, early gems, when they have that glow, that patina that you know that coin's never been cleaned. That vibrancy is spectacular and that coin has it.”