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Obverse of 1798 Silver Dollar - Bolender 2       Reverse of 1798 Silver Dollar - Bolender 2

1798 SILVER DOLLAR - BOLENDER 2

From Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 1588, where it was described as follows:
"1798 Draped Bust Small Eagle 15 Stars Bolender-2 XF45. Scarcer of the two small eagle reverse 1798 dollars. This has excellent rims and edge letters and is well centered on the obverse. The reverse, on the other hand, is a trifle low, resulting in a lapse in the rim denticles below the eagle. Fields and all devices are very choice for an Extremely Fine bust dollar. Magnification reveals minor hairlines beneath the toning, possibly pointing to long-ago cleaning.

B-2 is the only 1798 dollar with fifteen stars. The small eagle, small letters reverse occurred previously on 1795 B-14, 1796 B-1, B-2, and B-3, and 1797 B-2. This identical die was used for four years, but always sparingly for small issues. Very rare."

Price Realized = $4,600.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6149, "B-2", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 847, "B-2", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

PCGS G-6.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 529, "BB-81, Bolender-2, Rarity-3 for the variety", illustrated, not sold  From the John Haugh Collection