Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dollars (1794-1804)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,758
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 26.9600g
ASW: 0.7731oz
Melt Value: $13.95 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 39-40mm
Edge: Lettered
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1794 BB-1,B-1 S$1 MS obverse 1794 BB-1,B-1 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Martin A. Logies compiled a significant study of 1794 silver dollars, The Flowing Hair Silver Dollars of 1794, published in 2004. He recorded provenance details and additional information about 125 different specimens, with nearly all illustrated. Years earlier, the late Jack Collins spent 25 years studying the 1794 silver dollars, and his work resulted in an unpublished manuscript, 1794 The History and Genealogy of the First United States Dollar. Only Collins' untimely death prevented publication of the nearly complete manuscript. Collins recorded details of about 117 different 1794 silver dollars in his manuscript.

Combining the two references and adding a couple of specimens, we now have an accounting of 132 different 1794 dollars, including this coin, which we consider the 10th finest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/21/2016

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1794 BB-1,B-1 S$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555860616263646566
Base $ 78000 110000 140000 185000 370000 585000 610000 635000 850000 1000000 1100000 1250000 1750000 2275000 3650000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 6500000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 887 $80,500.00
4/28/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2529 $503,125.00
8/11/2010 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3264 $126,500.00
8/13/2015 NGC PR 1   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10122 $70,500.00
8/12/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4148 $94,000.00
8/10/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 4150 $258,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1794 BB-1,B-1 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base300944035264592289291152911863121781302513527142061461914880153711614818125204432174934812444075771676437
34734690548369249795116401196812460131921375314343147061504315630168071889720878261033801048843639560
000000119681246013192137531434314706150431563016807188972087826103380104884300
000000120731274213359139791448114793152071588917466196702131330457412085327900
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Grade: GENUINE
Points: 1505
Owner: Tazman
 
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