History, Value, and Price Guide for 1799/8 BB-141 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1799/8 BB-141 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Overdate 15 Stars on reverse
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-141, Bolender-3, or Haseltine-3
Obverse: 1799, last 9 punched over previous 8, and definitive as such; the only overdate die of the year. Last 9 of date very close to bust. Stars very close together. Letters of LIBERTY are widely spaced. Die flaws at left base of E, under RT, and above R.
Reverse: 15 stars on reverse; this is definitive, although to the uninitiated the two extra stars are not readily seen, at least at first. The two supernumerary stars are nearly lost in cloud 1 and cloud 8, and just the points show. The one protruding from the bottom of cloud 1 is the most easily seen. The result is a blundered arc pattern of stars with five stars in the top row, six in the second row, and the usual one to each side of the eagle’s head, plus the superfluous star points peeking out from the bottoms of clouds 1 and 8.
Total Estimated Population: 700 to 1,200
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