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