1795 Draped Bust $1.00 PCGS AU58 CAC

Old Green Holder. B-14, BB-52. Rarity-2. The Off-Center Bust variety. There are two distinct varieties of 1795 Draped Bust Dollar: the Off-Centered Bust (B-14) and the Centered Bust (B-15). The former appears to be harder to locate in higher grades, as well as being more difficult to locate in terms of overall rarity. This example shows delightful deep "old silver" color with reddish iridescence seen in the protected areas. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are very choice with only a few tiny marks seen below magnification. Unlike most 1795 dollars graded AU58, this coin is a true slider with just the barest trace of cabinet friction seen on the high spots. This coin was graded many years ago and while I don't think it would ever upgrade to Mint State, I do believe that it is hugely superior to most examples offered for sale in recent years. As an example, a PCGS AU58 of this variety recently sold for $35,650 in the 9/11 Goldberg auction. The present piece is far, far nicer in my opinion and it would make a wonderful piece for an advanced collection of early silver types.