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Coins Certified as of 7/27

My Coin #21379404

1797 $1 10X6 Stars VF30

CERTIFICATION#: 21379404
PCGS#: 6865

Owner's Comments

B-3, BB-71 [R4]. A strongly detailed coin with even old-time coloration.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 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. 

 

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 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 10 TIE 26 / 39 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 6 / 10 18 / 39 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 10 1 / 39

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $75 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33502, $440,625 - Bruce Morelan Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade

William F. Gable Collection, before 1901 - S.H. Chapman 5/1914:627 - Bowers & Ruddy 5/1974:16 - Bowers & Ruddy 12/1975:1214 - acquired on the bourse of the February 1986 American Numismatic Convention in Salt Lake City - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 3/1987 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4017, $188,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade

B. Max Mehl Fixed Price List from the 1930s - Norman Schultz, sold privately circa 1972 - Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection - Stack's/Bowers 7/2015:5193, $182,267.18

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Elliott Smith Collection - J.C. Morgenthau, sold privately - T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 4/1956:620 - Farish Baldenhofer - Milferd H. Bolender, sold privately in 1959 - Alfred and Jackie Ostheimer Collection - Lester Merkin 9/1968:243, $900 - Joseph O’Connor - Jack Lee Collection - Heritage 11/2005:2190, $149,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7394, $258,750 - Heritage 4/2015:5131, $223,250