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1802 Silver Draped Bust Dollar Improperly Cleaned NGC VF Details

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1802 Silver Draped Bust Dollar Improperly Cleaned NGC VF Details

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Why purchase this 1802 American Draped Bust Silver Dollar?

The Draped Bust Silver Dollar is the second American Silver Dollar design struck by the U.S. Mint, produced from 1795-1803, with fifteen known specimens having the date 1804 struck around 1834. The stunning bust of Lady Liberty designed by the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint, Robert Scot, is a common image, struck on the other silver denominations of the time period. The Silver Dollar weighs 26.96 grams, struck from 0.7735 Troy oz. of .8924 fine silver, measuring 39.5 mm in diameter. Mintage of the 1802 release is reported to be 41,650, one of the lowest mintages of the series.

Draped Bust Silver Dollar Design

Lady Liberty is featured on the obverse, facing right, framed by the inscriptions "LIBERTY" and "1802" along with thirteen stars.

The reverse depicts a heraldic eagle behind a striped shield grasping olive branch and arrows, inscribed "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." The denomination of the coin is edge lettered as "HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT."

Graded by NGC to be Very Fine

This 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar was authenticated as genuine, then reviewed and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be Very Fine (VF), meaning that coin is evenly worn and flattened, but will exhibit full, sharp lettering and moderate definition of design elements. NGC could not award this coin a numeric grade, due to evidence of an improper cleaning attempt by an undetermined method.

Add this low mintage artifact of American coinage history to your collection today!


Year of Issue:1802
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:VF Details
Variety:Improperly Cleaned
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:27.0 g
Weight in Ounces:0.8681 oz
Diameter:40 mm
Edge Type:Lettered
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:41,650
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Robert Scot
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Robert Scot