History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-123 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-123 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Pointed Tail 9, Heraldic Eagle, “Blundered Stars Reverse”, Line star pattern (placed too high)
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-123, Bolender-25, or Haseltine-25
Obverse: Close date, only 9.5 mm. across at widest part. “Whisker” on chin. Die dot in field under chin, about one-third of the distance between neck and star 12. 1 very close to curl. Last star near bust, upper right star distant from Y, upper left star still farther from L, and first star farthest from curl.
Reverse: “Blundered Stars Reverse” with blundered star placement; some stars overlap clouds. Two uppermost stars in center partly in clouds. Cloud 4 has two rays of a star superimposed on it at lower left; clouds 5 and 6, which overlap, are with the top ray of a star touching cloud 5, the ray to the left of it barely touching the cloud, and the ray to the right slightly overlapping cloud 6. A star touches point of upper part of eagle’s beak; star ray points to right side of B in PLURIBUS. Line star pattern. Die crack from stem down to milling. Small die flaws in E of STATES, between E and S, and under S. Die crack from cloud under last S of STATES through top of O and down to base of F.
Total Estimated Population: 300 to 500
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