1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-73, B-1b. Rarity-3. Stars 9x7, Large Letters. AU-50 (NGC).Well defined insofar as the advance die state will allow, this early silver dollar retains bold definition to the major design elements within uniformly denticulated borders. Lightly toned in pale golden-gray, the surfaces exhibit faint remnants of satiny mint luster. The most frequently encountered of the three varieties of the 1797 silver dollar, BB-73 is popular for both date purposes and as a type coin to represent the challenging Draped Bust, Small Eagle series of 1795 to 1798. It is the only die marriage that corresponds to the Stars 9x7, Large Letters <em>Guide Book</em> variety of this issue, making it a readily attributable naked eye variety. With most survivors grading no finer than VF, the significance of this high grade survivor should be obvious to advanced collectors.