1797 $1 10X6 Stars MS (PCGS# 6865)
Lot Number: 7394
1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-3, BB-71, Bowers Die State III. Rarity-2. Stars 10X6, Large Letters. MS-65 (NGC). Lustrous deep lilac gray with a bold array of neon blue on both sides. The surfaces are immaculate in-hand, and magnified scrutiny does little to convince the viewer otherwise. Some lightness of strike is seen at the obverse center and throughout much of the reverse eagle as well, typical for the type and variety; the dentils and peripheral elements are all crisply represented. Gem Draped Bust dollars are truly few and far between--check the population reports and see if you don't agree. To see such a lovely early dollar as this is a treat as well as an experience one just doesn't encounter every day. Whether you specialize in early dollars, are currently assembling a world-class type collection, working on a top-notch Registry Set, or simply appreciate rare and beautiful coins, this 1797 silver dollar will be a feather in your collection's cap. An altogether pleasing Gem example of a popular variety.<br /> <br /> <strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br /> <br /> </strong>Here indeed is a super rarity. In my own experience I have had more 1804 silver dollars and 1913 Liberty Head nickels than I have had of truly high-grade 1797 silver dollars across the three different varieties.