1797 $1 9X7 Stars, Large Letters MS (PCGS# 6863)

2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110

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1797 $1 9x7 Stars, Large Letters XF45 NGC. B-1, BB-73, R.3. The 9x7 Stars, Large Letters variety. In his seminal 1993 work on silver dollars, Dave Bowers, through an analysis of die states, concluded that it "is likely that all specimens of 1797 BB-73 were struck at the Mint in calendar year 1798." This is an interesting point, considering that the accepted mintage figures of early coinage are often correlated to recorded delivery dates, regardless of the date on the coin. The current example is nicely detailed, well centered and, as such, a respectable representative of the date and type.
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