10x6 Stars, Large Letters, B-3, BB-71. The 1797 Draped Bust dollar boasts the lowest reported mintage of the type, at a minuscule 7,776 pieces, with three die varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the BB-71 variety, with the obverse stars arranged in a 10x6 pattern. This was the only use of both the obverse and reverse dies. Only light wear shows on the bust shoulder and eagle's breast, but Liberty's curls and the leaves on the right side of the wreath show some incompleteness of detail, due to lapping. The pleasing surfaces are richly toned in shades of golden-brown and lavender-gray, with traces of original mint luster underneath. NGC Price Guide...$17,500.