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SERIES: Draped Bust Dollars 1801-1804
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1801 $1 (Proof)

PCGS #:
6904
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
27.00 grams
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage:
6
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$55,000 • PR63 • 1-1-1984 • Stack's
 
63
1,250,000
63
64
1,600,000
64
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 5 R-9.7 1 / 5 1 / 5
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 2 / 5 TIE 2 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 5 1 / 5
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

Capt. John Haseltine - Thomas Cleneay Collection - Peter Mougey Collection - John P. Lyman Collection - H.O. Granberg Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Ed Hipps - Stack’s 9/1978:303, $42,000 - New England 3/1982:1575, $46,000

2 PR63 estimated grade  

Capt. John W. Haseltine - Waldo Newcomer - Mehl ca. 1931-32 - Col. E.H.R Green - Burdette G. Johnson - Jack Roe Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1945, $220 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1947, $300 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection - Stack's 1/1984, $55,000 - John Rowe III - L.R. French Family Collection - Stack's 1/1989, $82,500

 
 
3 PR35 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade  

Capt. John Haseltine - Thomas Cleneay Collection - Peter Mougey Collection - John P. Lyman Collection - H.O. Granberg Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Ed Hipps - Stack’s 9/1978:303, $42,000 - New England 3/1982:1575, $46,000

2 PR63 estimated grade  

Capt. John W. Haseltine - Waldo Newcomer - Mehl ca. 1931-32 - Col. E.H.R Green - Burdette G. Johnson - Jack Roe Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1945, $220 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1947, $300 - Amon G. Carter, Jr. Collection - Stack's 1/1984, $55,000 - John Rowe III - L.R. French Family Collection - Stack's 1/1989, $82,500

 
 
3 PR35 PCGS grade  

David Hall: In about 1858, a small handful of proof Bust dollars dated 1801, 1802, & 1803 were restruck at the Mint, then concealed and sold to collectors some 20 years later. Of the three dates restruck, the 1801 is by far the rarest with as few as three to five examples known today.


P. Scott Rubin: This is a coin that is closely related to the famous 1804 issues but is the rarest of the collectable proof issues 1801-1804. With only two known this is rarer than both the 1802 and 1803 proof issues and is even rarer than the 1804 Class I and Class III coins. The unique 1804 Class II proof dollar is in the Smithsonian collection so off the market forever.

Of the two coins known the estimated grades are Proof 63 and 64, yet only one is in true high grade collectible condition, since one of the two is struck on a planchet that has cracked almost in half. The Amon Carter specimen shows what appears to be a die break on the obverse central area of the bust up thru the B of Liberty to the rim, like wise what appears to be a break on the reverse from the central area of the shield down thru the Eagle's right leg (viewers left leg) to the rim is really a planchet break that is almost halfway thru the coin. This was discovered by Carl Carlson when he catalogued the coin for the Stack’s L.R. French,Jr. family collection.