Draped Bust Dollars Mintage

The second silver dollar design from the United States Mint was known as the Draped Bust Dollar. The mintages for circulation varied widely during the few years of issue, although all coins remain relatively available. The great rarity is the 1804 Draped Bust Dollar, which was not a regular issue, but specially created as diplomatic gifts.

Draped Bust Dollar

The coins were designed by Robert Scot, the first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint. The obverse features an image of Liberty with her hair lightly bound and her bust draped. The inscription “Liberty” appears above with the date below. Stars appear to the left and right, and varied in number throughout the series from 13 to 15 to 17. Two different reverse designs were used during the series. The first was the small eagle used for the previous type, and the second was a heraldic eagle. In both cases, the denomination appears on the edge of the coin.