1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. BB-115, B-31a. Rarity-5. Pointed 9, Close Date. AU-58 (PCGS).This predominantly brilliant 1798 silver dollar exhibits ample satin luster remnants. Bold to sharp detail is evident throughout the design. The obverse is a bit better centered than the reverse, yet both sides have complete denticulation. BB Die State IV, the latest and most common die state of the variety.Bowers-Borckardt 115 is one of the scarcer die marriages of the 1798 Heraldic Eagle silver dollar. It features a workhorse obverse that was also used to strike examples of the BB-113, BB-114, BB-116, BB-117, BB-118 and BB-119 varieties. On this obverse, the digit 8 is much too high, out of position, and leaning to the right. The reverse of BB-115 is in its only use. It was first described by M.H. Bolender in 1950, having been unknown to John W. Haseltine when he wrote his <em>Type-Table </em>in 1881. Q. David Bowers (2013) estimates that only 175 to 300 examples are known in all grades, his list of Notable Specimens comprised solely of EF and AU coins. This near-Mint survivor is clearly among the finest known, and it is a coin that deserves serious consideration from advanced early dollar variety collectors.From the Collection of Carril Valparaiso.