History, Value, and Price Guide for 1798 BB-96 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1798 BB-96 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-96, Bolender-6, or Haseltine-6
Obverse: Knob 9. Thirteen stars. This obverse die is the same as BB-95.
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. Ray of star is near center of space between two parts of eagle’s beak, but does not touch; star ray points to between B and U. Line star pattern. Leaf points to center of I in AMERICA. Only 10 perfect arrows, and two sticks. Often found with very heavy dentils and weakness of strike at the centers. The base of the first A in AMERICA is joined solid.
Total Estimated Population: 500 to 800
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