History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-124 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-124 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-124, Bolender-24, or Haseltine-24
Obverse: This die resembles the obverse of BB-122 more than any other and, in fact, in 1881 was confused with it by Capt. J.W. Haseltine in his Type-Table. In BB-122 the 8 in date is about twice as close to bust as in BB-124. In BB-124 the 11th and 12th stars are much farther apart than in BB-122. In BB-124, the first two stars at lower left point to the center of dentils. In BB-122 the second star points to left edge of a dentil. Also in BB-122 the highest curl on head is solid and under upright of E, while in BB-124 this curl is sketchy and defective and a little more centered under E. The BB-124 obverse has three die file marks to the right of the date. This obverse was first described by M.H. Bolender in 1950.
Reverse: This reverse is the same as BB-123.
Total Estimated Population: 600 to 1,100
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