1797 DRAPED BUST $1, 9X7 LARGE LETTERS AU58
9 X 7 STARS. LARGE LETTERS. B-1, BB-73. CAC.
In 1797, after being convinced of how lucrative it could be, George Washington opened a whiskey distillery at Mount Vernon. The distillery was a success and Washington had gone from producing 600 gallons to 11,000 gallons a year by the time of his death in 1799, making him the largest whiskey producer in America. Could this 1797 silver dollar have been used to purchase a bottle of whiskey mad by George Washington?