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Obverse of 1798 Draped Bust / Eagle and Shield Silver Dollar        Reverse of 1798 Draped Bust / Eagle and Shield Silver Dollar
 


1798 SILVER DOLLAR -
EAGLE AND SHIELD REVERSE
(see also 1798 Silver Dollar -
Plain Eagle Reverse
)

PCGS No: 6873, 6874, 6875, 6876, 6877

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

Designer: Robert Scot

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 1798 Silver Dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint) 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (31):
Knob 9
   5 Lines in Vertical Stripes in Shield
             BB-91,
Bolender 32
            
BB-92, Bolender 4
             BB-96, Bolender 6
   4 Lines in Vertical Stripes in Shield
             BB-93, Bolender 5
             BB-94, Bolender 3
             BB-95, Bolender 7
Pointed 9
   5 Lines in Vertical Stripes in Shield
             BB-101, Bolender 17
     4 Lines in Vertical Stripes
            
BB-102, Bolender 20
             BB-103, Bolender 18
             BB-104, Bolender 22
             BB-105, Bolender 23
             BB-106, Bolender 19
             BB-107, Bolender 21
             BB-108, Bolender 13
             BB-109, Bolender 10
             BB-110, Bolender 16
             BB-111, Bolender 11
             BB-112, Bolender 15
             BB-113, Bolender 27
             BB-114, Bolender 26
             BB-115, Bolender 31
             BB-116, Bolender 30
             BB-117, Bolender 33
             BB-118, Bolender 28
             BB-119, Bolender 29
             BB-120, Bolender 12
             BB-121, Bolender 9
             BB-122, Bolender 14
             BB-123, Bolender 25
             BB-124, Bolender 24
             BB-125, Bolender 8

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 530, "BB-112, B-15, Rarity-3, Heraldic Eagle", illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6290, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00
 

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6289, "B-24",  illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

ANACS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1409, "Bolender-8, Close Date", sold for  $2,990.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 333, "BB-96, B-6a, double struck", sold for $7,187.50  From Stack's sale of the W. Earl Spies Collection, December 1974, Lot 49

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 848, "B-14a", illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 332, "BB-94, B-3, double struck",  sold for $3,680.00  From Stack's sale of the W. Earl Spies Collection, December 1974, Lot 41

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 340, "BB-125, B-8, Close date", sold for $2,300.00

EF-45.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6291, "B-27, BB-113", not plated, sold for $1,840.00

ANACS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 10, "BB-115, B-31", illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 17, "BB-119, B-29", illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 19, "BB-122, B-14", illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3493, "Bolender 30", illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 337, "BB-110, B-16, Wide date, 13 arrows", sold for $6,325.00

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 6, "BB-106, B-19", illustrated, not sold

ANACS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 21, "BB-124, B024", illustrated, not sold

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1004, "BB-121, B-9", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

EF-40 Cleaned, reverse dig and initials.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5612, "B-26, BB-114", not plated, sold for $649.75

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 573, "Bolender-10, 13 Star Reverse", sold for $1,725.00

PCGS VF-35.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3495, "Bolender 20", not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

VF-35.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5688, "B-6", not illustrated, sold for $1,357.00

ANACS VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 11, "BB-115, B-31", illustrated, not sold

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 15, "BB-116, B-30", illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1002, "BB-111, B-11", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 338, "BB-124, B-24, Close date, 13 arrows", sold for $632.50

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 7, "BB-109, B-10", illustrated, sold for $2,415.00

ANACS Net VF-30, sharpness of AU-50, Rev Damage.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 12, "BB-115, B-31", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Net VF-30, sharpness of EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 334, "BB-102, B-20",  sold for $632.50

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 341, "BB-125, B-8 , Close date", sold for $805.00

VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 13, "BB-115, B-31", illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS VF-25.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6152, "Bolender 12", not illustrated, sold for $805.00

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 16, "BB-118, B-28", illustrated, not sold

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 20, "BB-122, B-14", illustrated, not sold

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 22, "BB-125, B-8", illustrated, sold for $977.50

ANACS VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1003, "BB-119, B-29", illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

PCGS VF-20.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6150, "Bolender 14", not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1144, "B-10, pointed 9, 13 arrows", not plated, sold for $977.50

Net VF-20, sharpness of EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 336, "BB-108, B-13", sold for $862.50

VF-20, Rim Damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5687, "B-11", not illustrated, sold for $690.00

Fine-15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 9, "BB-112, B-15", illustrated, sold for $862.50

Net Fine-15, sharpness of VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 14, "BB-115, B-31", illustrated, sold for $862.50

Net Fine-15, sharpness of VF-25.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 18, "BB-119, B029", not illustrated, sold for $805.00

Net Fine-12, sharpness of VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 339, "BB-124, B-24, whizzed",  sold for $690.00

Fine-12, Graffiti.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5686, "B-1, Large Eagle", not illustrated, sold for $517.50

Fine. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1145, "B-11", not plated, sold for $488.75

ANACS VG-8.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 335, "BB-108, B-13", sold for $747.50

Very good.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1146, "B-13", plated, sold for $322.00

AG-3.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 8, "BB-110, B-16", not illustrated, sold for $483.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "5 Stripes" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

The finest "Knob 9" examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-63..

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

The finest "Wide Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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