The proof silver dollars of 1801-1803, known as novodels to present-day collectors, are among the rarest and most valuable issues in the U.S. federal coinage series. Closely associated with the famous 1804 dollar, these early proofs are even more elusive than that celebrated rarity. With a surviving population of just four examples, the 1803 proof Draped Bust dollar is actually twice as rare as the Class I 1804, which is represented by eight specimens in numismatic hands today.
Because the 1804 was recognized as a rare issue at an early date, it has always had an advantage over its less-numerous 1801-1803 counterparts, which were unknown before 1876, and has historically sold for much higher prices. The gap has narrowed considerably in recent years however, as collectors have become more aware of the true rarity and outstanding eye appeal of these early proofs. While the 1803 proof claims the same total number of specimens extant as the 1802, the 1803 issue appears at auction less frequently
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