1797 $1 10X6 Stars GN1

CERTIFICATION#: 13652646
PCGS#: 6865

Owner's Comments

10x6 Large letters. B-3, BB-71, R.2. Bowers-Borckardt Die State III. (Formally encapsolated in a NCS holder, VG details repaired, inproperly cleaned). Coin is thickly hairlined with steel-gray fields and pearl-gray devices. Appears to be carefully smoothed to remove marks. The reverse peripheral legend is faint, the types are well outlined and the portrait has some remaining hair detail.

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
4
1,750
3
45+
11,000
50+
16,500
53+
20,000
55+
24,500
58+
41,500
60
56,500
62+
97,500
63
200,000
2
63+
230,000
64
425,000
2

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

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:2177, $176,000 - Bowers & Merena 11/2001:4226, $178,250

1 MS64 estimated grade  

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 - unknown intermediaries - Jack Lee - Heritage 11/2005:2190, $149,500 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2011:7394, $258,750

5 MS63 PCGS grade