History, Value, and Price Guide for 1797 BB-71 Draped Bust Silver $1
Value of 1797 BB-71 Draped Bust Silver $1 Coin
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-71, Bolender-3, or Haseltine-3
Obverse: 16 stars, only six at right facing bust. A die dot close to the bottom right of the second digit makes the date read 17.97; the last 7 is high. The star arrangement of 10 stars to the left and six to the right is unique in the dollar series.
Reverse: Large letters in legend. 8 berries in left branch. Leaf ends under middle of E in STATES. Lowest berry near ribbon bow is on outside of wreath. Large planchet. A leaf is almost below the T in UNITED, a berry is at the right side of the first T in STATES, another leaf is past the O in OF and another leaf is very close to the R in AMERICA. Three leaves below eagle’s right wing.
Total Estimated Population: 1,250 to 2,000
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.