1798 BB-122 Pointed 9, Line of Stars Draped Bust Silver Dollar
History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-122 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-122 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Pointed Tail 9, Heraldic Eagle, Line star pattern on reverse
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-122, Bolender-14, or Haseltine-14
Obverse: Medium wide date, 10.25 mm. across at bottom widest part. The 1 in date close to hair, 8 close to bust. Stars about equidistant from curl, L, Y, and bust, except that upper left star is a little closer to L. Ray of star 1 points to slightly left of center of a dentil. On the left there is more space between stars 6 and 7 than the other stars. On the right stars 8 and 9 have a smaller space between them than do any other stars. The highest curl on head is solid and is centered under upright of E. Some lines show in field between curl and first two stars. Interior of loop on lowest curl “shaded” with hair details.
Reverse: Claw touches A in AMERICA; the only 1798 reverse with this feature. Five small berries, two top ones closest together. Point of leaf under left lower point of I in AMERICA. Star just misses touching point of upper part of eagle’s beak, and in worn specimens appears to touch; star ray points to center of B in PLURIBUS. Line star pattern. 13 perfect arrows. Four rightmost shafts each have two arrowheads; third shaft from left is thinner than normal; fourth shaft from left is much too thick.
Total Estimated Population: 350 to 550
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