History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-121 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-121 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Pointed Tail 9, Heraldic Eagle, “Amateur Diecutter’s Reverse”, Arc star pattern
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-121, Bolender-9, or Haseltine-9
Obverse: Compact date, 8 close to bust, being a little nearer than 1 is to curl. Upper left star close to L and lowest right star very close to bust. On the left, stars 1 and 2, and 2 and 3, are more widely spaced than are the other stars. On the right, stars 10-11 and 11-12 are more widely spaced than are the other stars. Curl close to date is complete but is formed very delicately.
Reverse: “Amateur Diecutter’s Reverse.” Star distant from eagle’s beak. Arc star pattern, but amateurishly executed, with the first star in the second row out of place and too high. This is the only 1798 reverse with this “sloppy” die work. Star distant from beak. Star ray points to top of I in PLURIBUS. Five small berries, the second and third from top are closest together. Bottom end of olive branch is long and needle-like. Leaf points to lower right point of R in AMERICA. Either 12 or 13 arrows are present; two are very weak and appear to hold another stick between them; the two rightmost arrow shafts each have two heads, the third arrow shaft from the right is ghostlike.
Total Estimated Population: 300 to 500
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