"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $75.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33502, $440,625
Morgenthau-Macallister - Wayte Raymond - Elliott Smith - T. James Clarke - New Netherlands 11/1956:620 - Farish Baldenhofer - Milferd H. Bolender, 1959 (privately) - Alfred and Jackie Ostheimer Collection - Lester Merkin 9/1968:243, $900 - unknown intermediaries - Jack Lee - Heritage 11/2005:2190, $149,500 (plate-matched to the following) - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7394, $258,750
Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Eric P. Newman Collection
American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 7/2003:528, $74,750 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11480, not sold
Triple struck. Wayne Miller Collection
Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 9/2011:5028, $46,000 - Heritage 1/2013:5717, $42,593.75
Dr. Hesselgesser Collection - Goldbergs 5/2011:882, $34,500
Double struck. American Numismatic Rarities "Classics Sale" 3/2004:1145, $43,700
The obverse of all 1797 Silver Dollars contains 16 stars, representing the thirteen original colonies (now states), plus the new states that were added after the country was formed. The stars appear in either of two formats: 10 on the left side and 6 on the right, or 9 on the left and 7 on the right. Only one die variety (B-3, BB-71) comprises the entirety of the 10x6 format, and the 10x6 version is approximately twice as rare as the 9x7.
Each of the top ten examples of this variety is Mint State, starting at MS61 and going up to NGC MS65. The record price for this variety was set by the PCGS MS64 ex Col. Green coin that now resides in the Morelan Collection.
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