Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


Desirable 1794 Silver Dollar

1794 $1 VG10 PCGS. B-1, BB-1, R.4. We last offered this identical silver dollar in our 1996 ANA Signature Sale as lot 5511. At the time, we commented: "As the first year of issue for silver dollars, the 1794 was destined to be a favorite of collectors. But it is also one of the rarest dollars ever struck with only 1,758 pieces produced. Today 90-100 pieces [now 125 to 130] are estimated to still be extant in all grades and almost all these coins have known pedigrees thanks to the tireless efforts of Jack Collins over the past twenty years. While lacking almost all the detail on the left side of the obverse (weakness in this area is characteristic of almost all '94 dollars), this is actually quite a nice example for the collector who cannot pay the astronomical prices asked for high grade examples. The surfaces are exceptionally smooth overall. The most obvious marks that can be used for pedigree purposes are a pair of near-vertical marks on the lower cheek of Liberty, a check-shaped die flaw outside star 1, and a long, thin scratch that extends from the rim through the 4 in the date and bends above the first star into the rim again. On the reverse much of UNITED STATES is gone also, but there are no mentionable abrasions on that side. Both sides display a light gray patina overall with a faint undertone of rose."
More recently, Martin Logies provided further details in his 2004 study of the same subject: "Die State III with clash marks visible on obverse and reverse, and third hair curl shallow. Strike weakness is visible at the bases of the numerals of the date, obverse stars one through eight, the ends of Liberty's hair curls, the tops of the letters LIBE, and the tops of the letters in UNITED STATES on the reverse. The obverse displays a number of handling marks, the most notable being a long, thin scratch from the area between stars one and two, running to the right above star one and the numerals 179 in the date, and then cutting through the numeral 4 to the rim, and two adjacent vertical nicks on the cheek. The reverse is relatively mark-free, displaying just a short scratch curving up from the left side of the letter O in OF to the rim."
From The Steve Glenn Collection. Ex: Leo Young (CSNS, 4/1961), lot 1827; Mid-American (1989 Mid-Winter ANA Sale), lot 1196; Heritage (1996 ANA Sale), lot 5511.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24WY, PCGS# 6851)

View all of [The Steve Glenn Collection ]

Service and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
April, 2006
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 15
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 3,226

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your

Consignments wanted

Only 35 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

Rock & Roll with Heritage into the 21st century of numismatics.
J.P. ,
Euclid, OH
View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved