History, Value, and Price Guide for 1801 BB-214 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
Value of 1801 BB-214 Draped Bust Silver Dollar
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-214, Bolender-4, or Haseltine-4
Obverse: The distance from 1 in date to curl is a tiny fraction of the distance from star 8 to upper right serif of Y. So-called Close Date, figures evenly spaced. The first 1 is very close to curl, the last 1 in date distant from bust. The eighth star is about as near to Y as last star is from bust, slightly under 1 mm. Star 7 is about 1.5 mm. distant from L, and star 1 is about the same distance from curl. Right serif of I is lower than left serif of B.
Reverse: The point of the leftmost arrowhead is under the center of the left upright of the N in UNITED. There is a “spur” on the curved part of D. Leaf points under center of I in AMERICA. Point of a star touches the outside of upper part of eagle’s beak slightly above beak’s point. This long-lived die was mated with obverses dated 1801, 1802, and 1803. Letters T in UNITED and STATES have lower right serif partially broken. Apparently, this die was made immediately before the die used to coin the reverse of 1801 BB-213, which has the lower right serif completely missing.
Total Estimated Population: 400 to 750
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