1797 P Draped Bust Large Cents : Gripped Edge 1795 Reverse

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
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.):
1797 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - Reverse of 1795 - Gripped Edge
One major variety of the 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features the Reverse of 1795. This is the older design which features between 17-21 leaves on the left side branch and 16-20 leaves on the right side branch. The most notable feature is there is only one single leaf on the top of the right-side branch which identifies it as the 1795 reverse design. The differences between the various reverse designs are depicted below in the example comparison image of the varieties:

1797 Draped Bust Large Cent  - Reverse of 1795 vs Reverse of 1797 - Difference and Comparison

In addition: This variety features a gripped edge on the coin. Unlike the smooth plain edge - This edge features small grooves along the edges of the coin. An example of the gripped edge is depicted below:

1797 Gripped Edge Draped Bust Large Cent Example
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0636


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