History, Value, and Price Guide for 1799 BB-154 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1799 BB-154 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-154, Bolender-18, or Haseltine-18
Obverse: Star 8 farther from Y than the first star from curl, or the star 7 from L, or the last star from bust. Highest curl on top of head is centered under right edge of E and space between E and R, the farthest right of any 1799 obverse. The first three obverse stars show light repunching. On the left, stars 2 and 3 are much closer than are any other stars to each other; stars 4-5 and 6-7 have the widest spacing. On the right, stars 8-9 and 9-10 are more closely spaced than are the other star pairs.
Reverse: Heavy die crack between E and D through left wing, to top of shield, the best aid to identifying the variety. Lighter cracks usually through TATES O, from lower part of F to top of A, from border above R, top of I, through CA, stem end, tail, up through NIT. Small point at stem end. A does not touch feathers. Leaf points below left side of upright of I in AMERICA. Point of star touches lower point of eagle’s beak. The U and the T in UNITED are repunched. Far right edge of A is over cloud 3. Usually weakly struck at reverse center. A few pieces are known with reverse die misalignment.
Total Estimated Population: 60 to 100
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