S$1 1797 Genuine Fine Details Scratched NGC
The Small Eagle variant of the Draped Bust Dollar is a popular type with collectors. As a date, 1797 is one of the more challenging to collect in the Draped Bust Silver Dollar series of 1795-1803. Survivors are much rarer than those of the 1799 and 1800 in all grades, and they are almost always encountered with extensive wear that precludes a grade above the Fine or, or at best, VF grade levels. There were 7,776 coins minted for this date, of which perhaps 2,493 coins were minted before August 1797 featuring the 10x6 stars obverse.