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SERIES: Draped Bust Dollars 1795-1803
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1800 $1 AMERICAI (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

AMERICAI DETAIL

OBVERSE COMPARISON
PCGS #:
6892
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
27.00 grams
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage:
220,920
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$223,250 • NGC MS65 • 11-15-2013 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 450 R-6.1 16 / 29 TIE 17 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 11 / 29 TIE 15 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 29 1 / 39
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33510, $223,250

2 MS63 PCGS grade

John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1669, $46,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

2 MS63 estimated grade  

Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection - Stack's 1/1984:228, $9,900

5 MS62+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $50 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33510, $223,250

2 MS63 PCGS grade

John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1669, $46,750

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Dime Box Silver Collection

2 MS63 estimated grade  

Amon G. Carter, Jr. Family Collection - Stack's 1/1984:228, $9,900

5 MS62+ PCGS grade
6 MS62 estimated grade  

S.H. & H. Chapman - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2192, $33,000

7 MS61 PCGS grade

BB192

8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1800 "AMERICAI" variety features a die flaw that mimics the letter "I" immediately following the word AMERICA on the reverse.  The flaw is not an actual letter "I", which would have been the engraver's error; rather, it is simply a flaw that looks like an I, in perhaps the most fortuitous position possible.  This is considered a major variety in the Bust Dollar series, as it is visible to the naked eye.  Two varieties (BB-191 and BB-192) comprise the entirety of this variety.  As expected, both varieties share the AMERICAI reverse, but were struck from different obverses. 

The PCGS Condition Census for this major variety features coins ranging in condition from AU-55 to MS-63, thus collectors have several high-grade options from which to choose.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of March 2012) are a pair of MS-63s.