findings about the famed 1804 Draped Bust dollar will be announced at
6 p.m. Central Time April 24 by numismatist and author Mark Ferguson
during the release of his new book, The Dollar of 1804 –
The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret.
book release is being held in conjunction with the Central States
Numismatic Society's 75th Anniversary Convention at the Renaissance
Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.
plans to exhibit new evidence that he said will dispel age-old myths
about the 1804 dollar, “The King of American Coins.” Ferguson's new
evidence is from the 1880s and earlier, some signed.
The Dollar of 1804 – The U.S. Mint’s Hidden Secret,
Ferguson chronicles what he indicates is the true story of the Dexter
1804 Draped Bust dollar and reveals newly discovered facts, not only
about the Dexter dollar, but about other 1804 dollars as well.
research quest began in 1989 with his discovery and acquisition of a
work of art, circa 1887, commissioned by James Vila Dexter in
commemoration of the 1804 dollar he purchased in 1885 for a then
century later, in 1989, the Dexter dollar set a record when it sold at
auction for $990,000.
published limited edition prints of Dexter’s 1887 artwork, and in
conjunction with SilverTowne and Numismatic Guaranty Corp., has
produced silver replicas of the 1804 dollar that are encapsulated by NGC.
in attendance during Ferguson's presentation who register will be
entered into a drawing for a package consisting of a limited edition
print of James V. Dexter’s 1887 work of art, an autographed copy of
the new book, an 1804 silver dollar replica encapsulated by NGC
and other bonuses, together valued at $495.
persons who are unable to attend may register online at www.1804Dollar.com for a drawing of an autographed
book and an NGC-encapsulated replica of the 1804 dollar valued at $99.
Ferguson will also be signing books at the CSNS book-signing table at
noon on April 25 and 26.