History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-108 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-108 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Pointed Tail 9, Heraldic Eagle, Arc star pattern on reverse
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-108, Bolender-13, or Haseltine-13
Obverse: Medium wide date, 10.5 mm. across at bottom widest place. Die crack upward from right portion of L in LIBERTY. Easily identifiable by a die flaw between ray of last star and bust. Among stars on the left, 1-2, 2-3, and 5-6 are more widely separated than other stars. On the right stars 8-9 are noticeably wider apart than are any others. The use of this obverse die is especially interesting in that it was interrupted. This die was used first to strike examples of 1798 BB-108, then BB-109 dollars were struck, then additional BB-108 dollars were coined. Die state progressions provide the telltale evidence.
Reverse: Only 10 arrows. 5 small berries, 2 top ones closest together. Point of leaf under left lower tip of I in AMERICA. Star distant from eagle’s beak. Arc star pattern. Die crack along right wing tip, top of AM to border above E. This is a later state of the reverse that used to have 10 arrows and a headless stick.
Total Estimated Population: 500 to 800
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.