Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dollars (1794-1804)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 26.9600g
ASW: 0.7731oz
Melt Value: $21.44 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 39-40mm
Edge: Lettered
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1802 BB-302,B-8 $1 PF obverse 1802 BB-302,B-8 $1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The proof dollars dated 1802, though traditionally described as restrikes, are in fact novodels, coins for which there were no originals. Their obverse die utilized the Liberty bust matrix, but its peripheral features are distinctive from anything seen on original 1802 silver dollars. The reverse die dates to the mid-1830s. It was used originally for coining the Class I 1804 dollars that accompanied complete proof sets from half cent through eagle which were created for diplomatic presentations.

It's fairly certain that the 1802 proof dollars were coined at the Philadelphia Mint during the mid-1870s for sale to favored collectors. This was an era of inside jobs at the Mint, and well-connected coin dealers such as Philadelphia's John Haseltine made the most of such opportunities. These novodels weigh at or near 420 grains and thus were struck on planchets made for trade dollars. This further reinforces the mid-1870s time frame, as there were then no standard silver dollars in production.

The number of pieces coined is unknown, but only four or five examples can be traced today. This makes the 1802-dated proof dollars the most available of the 1801-03 novodels, which speaks to the great rarity of the other two dates.

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Last Updated: 12/31/2013

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1802 $1 BB-302,B-8 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1802 $1 BB-302,B-8 PF
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NGC Registry Score 1802 $1 BB-302,B-8 PF CA
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