There is no doubt that the "King of American Coins" is the 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar. There are a total of 15 known genuine specimens of three different varieties. It is not often that these come to auction and one of the most preferred specimens will be auctioned on August 8 at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money. According to the press release issued by Heritage Auctions:
There is no other coin in American numismatics with as storied and famous a history as the Class I 1804 $1, of which only eight exist. Heritage Auctions will be offering the Mickley-Hawn-Queller specimen of the 1804 $1, graded PR62 by both PCGS and NGC, from The Greensboro Collection, Part IV, as the lead lot in its Platinum Night event on Thursday, Aug. 8. "The Class I 1804 $1 is the undisputed King of American coins," said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions, "and it is always an event when one of them shows up for auction. It's the rare chance for a top collector to add their name, or the name of their collection, to a history that will never diminish in importance. It is, in many ways, numismatic immortality for whoever comes out on top, and we expect there will be many vying for that honor."
Image courtesy of: Heritage Auction Galleries
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