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

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5178
  • Grade:
    AU55
  • Price:
    $14,688.00
Lot Description
1797 $1 9x7 Stars, Large Letters AU55 NGC. B-1, BB-73, R.3. No clash marks or die cracks are evident on either side. The obverse star arrangement combined with large letters on the reverse are sufficient to identify this variety. Only three die varieties are known for the silver dollars of 1797, and each carries a separate Guide Book listing to strengthen demand. Mint records show a small production of just 7,776 silver dollars in 1797, although there is no doubt that additional 1797-dated pieces were coined in 1798, as the dies were still serviceable. Slight central weakness is noted on this nicely centered piece, with light silver-gray surfaces and mottled iridescence on each side. Census: 12 in 55, 11 finer (6/12).
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