1797 $1 9X7 Stars, Large Letters MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -9631
PCGS#: 6863

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Featuring a truly amazing strike, the Cardinal specimen not only is the single finest specimen known of the variety, but it has everything anyone could want in any 1797 dollar. All of Liberty's hair strands show completely, every star is sharp, and more importantly, every breast feather stands out boldly on the eagle. The surfaces are lightly toned in golden apricot hues and blaze with amazing cartwheel luster, unlike any other dollar of this date. This extraordinary example is pedigreed to the Roger Miles collection. Image.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: All of the 1797 9X7 Stars, Large Letters silver dollars are of the Bolender 1, BB-73 variety.

Diameter: 40.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot/John Eckstein Edge: Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage: 7,776 Weight: 27.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
850
3
1,150
1
6
1,950
5
45+
11,000
50+
16,500
53+
20,000
55+
26,500
61
150,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 9 / 10 32 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 39

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 AU58 PCGS grade  

John G. Mills - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904 - John H. Clapp - John M. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2179 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:693, $103,500