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- 1796-P : Stemless Wreath Reverse
1796 Draped Bust Large Cents : Stemless Wreath Reverse
Early Copper Penny
Metal Composition: 100% Copper
Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
This is an extremely rare and valuable variety of the 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny). Normally the reverse of the coin depicts two stems of the two wreaths at the bottom of the coin near the 1/100 fractional. In this case the stems are missing. The differences between the stems vs stemless coins are depicted above in the example image and the arrows point out where the stems should be. Only 3 of these coins are known to exist!
The 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (Stemless Wreath Reverse Variety) is worth $25,290 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0699
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