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Obverse of 1798 Draped Bust / Plain Eagle Silver Dollar        Reverse of 1798 Draped Bust / Plain Eagle Silver Dollar


1798 SILVER DOLLAR -
PLAIN EAGLE REVERSE
(see also 1798 Silver Dollar -
Eagle and Shield Reverse
)

PCGS No: 6867, 6868

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 327,536 (includes some 1798 One Dollars with the Eagle and Shield Reverse)
Proofs: 0

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)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (2):
13 obverse stars
         BB-82, Bolender 1
15 obverse stars
         BB-81, Bolender 2

Notes:
The finest "13 Stars" examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-58s.

The finest "15 Stars" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-63.  Ex - Eliasberg - offered by North American Certified Trading in the February 11, 2002 issue of Coin World for $38,500.00

Recent appearances:
VF-35 (illustrated above).  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "ANA Sale" 1999, Lot 5366 - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc. "Santa Clara" sale, November 18-20, 1999, Lot 7105

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