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Obverse of 1802 Silver Dollar     Reverse of 1802 Silver Dollar


1802 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6895, 6896, 6898, 6899, 6905

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 41,650
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 39-40 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 416 grains (27.0 grams)

Edge: Lettered - HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all 1802 Silver Dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Varieties (8):
1802/1
         BB-231 - Bolender 1 -
Very Scarce
         BB-232 - Bolender 4 -
Very Scarce
         BB-233 - Bolender 2 -
Very Scarce
         BB-234 - Bolender 3 -
Scarce
         BB-235 - Bolender 9 -
Very Rare
Normal Date
         BB-241 - Bolender
6 - Very Common
         BB-242 - Bolender 5 -
Rare
Proof Novodel
         BB-302 - Bolender 8 - Extremely Rare

Has Bolender 7 been delisted?

Notes:
The finest "Narrow Date" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest "Wide Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest "1802/1 Narrow Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest 1802/1 Wide Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Recent appearances:
MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3506, "Bolender 6", illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1163, "Bolender 6", plated, unsold  Ex - Newcomb-Green, according to Consignor's notes

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 858, "B-6, Narrow Normal Date", illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

AU-58, altered surfaces/retoned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3507, "Bolender 6, retoned, altered surfaces", illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

Accugrade AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1959, "B-3, 2 over 1, wide date; more like an AU-53", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5699, "Wide Date, Obv. Planchet Streak, 1802/1", plated, sold for $287.50

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6306, "B-6, BB-241",  illustrated, unsold 

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 267, "B-5, BB-242", illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

EF-45, cleaned.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3508, "Bolender 6", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3509, "Bolender 6", illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

EF-45 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5619, "Bolender 4, 1802/1, Narrow date", not plated, sold for $1,207.50

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6164, "Bolender 6, Narrow Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00 

PCGS EF-40 Lightly abraded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6165, "Narrow Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS XF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6166, "Bolender 6, Narrow Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 37, "BB-241, B-6", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

Extremely Fine, with claims to Choice status.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1162, "Bolender 3, Wide Overdate", plated, sold for $2,760.00

EF.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 578, "Bolender-4, Narrow Date", sold for $2,415.00

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6168, "Bolender 6, Wide Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6167, "Bolender 6, Wide Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1424, "Bolender-2, 1802/1", sold for $1,150.00

ANACS VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 351, "BB-233, B-2", sold for $1,610.00

VF-25, Obv Damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5698, "B-8, BB-235, Wide Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 579, "Bolender-6, Narrow Normal Date", sold for $977.50

VF-20, Rim Nicks.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5697, "B-6, BB-241, Narrow Date", not illustrated, sold for $1,121.25

Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 859, "B-6", illustrated, sold for $920.00

Fine-12.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1425, "Bolender-6, Narrow Date", sold for $552.00

Very Good/Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1164, "Bolender 6", not plated, sold for $488.75

VG-8.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 352, "BB-234, B-3", sold for $506.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service