1798 BB-91 Knob 9, Large Letters, 5 Lines in Shield Draped Bust Silver Dollar
History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-91 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-91 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Knob 9, Heraldic Eagle, Line star pattern on reverse, Large Letters reverse, 5 lines in each shield element
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-91, or Bolender-32
Obverse: The obverse of this Draped Bust Dollar is the same as BB-82. 13 stars.
Reverse: Large Letters reverse from 1796 type font; 5 lines in each vertical shield element. This was one of the first Heraldic Eagle reverse dies cut in early 1798. Upper part of eagle’s beak touches ray of star slightly in from its tip; star points to upper left serif of U in PLURIBUS. Line star pattern. Three stars on left between eagle’s beak and clouds are more in a slightly curved line than in form of a triangle. Leftmost star is puny and undersized. Two eagle claw nails show within talons. Leaf points close to left corner of I in AMERICA, and 4th outside leaf tip is under right base of R in AMERICA. Tip of branch points to tip of rightmost tail feather. Berry fairly close to right side of serif of left foot of A. Only 10 perfect arrows, one faint arrow, and two sticks. Three rightmost perfect arrows each have other arrows on top of them, with arrowheads visible part way down shafts. Raised die defects at AT in STATES.
Total Estimated Population: 10 to 20
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