History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-117 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-117 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Pointed Tail 9, Heraldic Eagle, Arc star pattern on reverse
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-117, or Bolender-33
Obverse: The obverse of this coin is made from the same die as BB-113. On this variety the highest hair curl is very weak and indistinct. The horizontal die flaws in the right field inside stars 10 and 12 are bold. A horizontal die scratch is just above the back of the head, below IB of LIBERTY.
Reverse: Arc star pattern. Point of star almost touches upper beak; ray points to right side of B in PLURIBUS. No stars touch clouds, although the last is very close. 13 perfect arrows. Lowest arrow extends just past right edge of left upright of N in UNITED. Top left berry is the smallest of 5 berries; the top right is the largest. The lowest berry is directly below the left tip of the right foot of final A. Final A does not touch claw. The first A in AMERICA does not touch either the third or fourth feather. Point of leaf below left side of upright of I in AMERICA. From claws, branch stem angles down to the right, then back toward the left, pointing toward the tail feathers. Left base of E in UNITED higher than the base of T. Left base of E in STATES higher than base of T. Letters in AMER very close at their bases. A short die scratch extends just over 1 mm. from the right top of the shield.
Total Estimated Population: 5 to 10
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