History, Value, and Price Guide for 1799 BB-166 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1799 BB-166 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-166, Bolender-9, or Haseltine-9
Obverse: Similar to BB-157, but from a different die. The stars are larger, making them closer together. The upper left and right stars are about equidistant from L and Y. 13th star about 1.5 mm. from bust. First star about 2 mm. from curl. On the left, stars 1 to 4 are spaced closer than are stars 4 to 7. On the right, stars 8 and 9, and 12 and 13, are spaced closer than are the other stars. Die crack below base of 1 in date on all seen.
Reverse: “Apostrophe” after final S in STATES on most specimens. Star touches point of lower part of eagle’s beak. Far right edge of A is over cloud 3. Leaf points under right side of upright of I in AMERICA. A touches third feather only. Die crack through MERIC.
Total Estimated Population: 1,000 to 1,800
Draped Bust $1 coins are rare in most grades. These coins are known for their beautiful design and attention to detail. If you have one of these coins, please contact one of our local coin experts to have your rare coin appraised. We offer free rare coin appraisals and would love to buy your coin. Our rare coin price guide should give you all the information you need, but if you need more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of rare coin experts.