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1797 SILVER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6863, 6866, 6865

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 7,776
Proofs: none

Designer: Obverse by Robert Scot, reverse by John Eckstein

Diameter: 39-40 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 416 grains (27.0 grams)

Edge: Lettered - HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Varieties (3):
9x7 Stars, Large Letters
         BB-73, Bolender 1 - Scarce
9x7 Stars, Small Letters
         BB-72, Bolender 2 - Very Scarce
10x6 Stars
         BB-71, Bolender 3 - Common

Notes:
The finest "9x7 Stars, Large Letters" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

The finest "9x7 Stars, Small Letters" example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58.

The finest "10x6 Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
See varieties for listings

NGC VF-25.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3490, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October
2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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