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: $13.41 (9/19/2017)
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 Years earlier, the late Jack Collins spent 25 years studying the 1794 silver dollars, and his work resulted in an unpublished manuscript, 1794 The History and Genealogy of the First United States Dollar.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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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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Grade
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Price
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 867 $575,000.00
8/8/2013 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5683 $170,375.00
1/8/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5279 $305,500.00
9/30/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers October 2014 Pogue, 6073/Lot# 2041 $4,993,750.00
2/16/2017 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 3810 $88,125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1794 BB-1,B-1 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base864411197125711360614880184301953721098213552160423476245702522926134286293069434689359460000
949511655129161403116063187992005721184214382222823841247902553126966293173202635108359460000
0000002005721184214382222823841247902553126966293173202635108359460000
0000002057821269215212285224205250092583227797300063335735527359460000
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Grade: GENUINE
Points: 4322
Owner: Tazman
 
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