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Coins Certified as of 7/25

My Coin #-9631

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
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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 PCGS grade
Plate coin in Bowers-Borckardt second edition
 
“Out of the woodwork” at the 2000 FUN convention - Warren Miller Collection - Kagin’s
3 MS63 estimated grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade
R.L. Miles, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 4/1969:1533 - Stack’s 5/1974:228 - Walton Hood Collection - Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:22, $89,700 - Bowers & Merena 11/2010:2200, $92,000 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4018, $79,312.50
 
A previous attribution to Herbert Bergen Collection - Quality Sales 10/1979:1346 - Paramount "Auction '84" 7/1984:729 is incorrect