History, Value, and Price Guide for 1796 BB-65 Draped Bust Silver $1
Value of 1796 BB-65 Draped Bust Silver $1 Coin
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-65, Bolender-5, or Haseltine-5
Obverse: Large date. The “large” size of the date is not immediately obvious, but upon study, the digits are indeed slightly larger, and are in the numeral size used the following year, 1797. The 6 in date plainly shows it was double punched; this is visible at the underside of the top of the 6 and the upper inside of the bottom loop. Stars at right are very closely spaced and touch or nearly touch their neighboring stars. Highest wave of hair is below upright of E and is very indistinct, probably due to very light relapping.
Reverse: Small letters. Leaf under A of STATES. Seven large berries in wreath, and a very small eighth berry is made to show on inside stem of lowest sprig of leaves on left. Three leaves beneath eagle’s right wing, these having been added by hand in front of the cloud. Eagle punch impressed deeply and strongly into the working die. Wreath differs from any other variety, several leaves touching letters of legend. Quickly identifiable by a lump at right top of I in AMERICA; this lump does not touch C in the earlier state of the dies.
Total Estimated Population: 800 to 1,400
Draped Bust $1 coins are rare in most grades. These coins are known for their beautiful design and attention to detail. If you have one of these coins, please contact one of our local coin experts to have your rare coin appraised. We offer free rare coin appraisals and would love to buy your coin. Our rare coin price guide should give you all the information you need, but if you need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of rare coin experts.