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- Draped Bust
- 1798-P : Small 8
1798 Draped Bust Dimes : Small 8
Heraldic Eagle Reverse
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
There were two varieties of the 1798 Draped Bust Dime in regards to the size of the "8" in the 1798 date. The small "8" appears slightly smaller and the date has a different style. In addition: The reverse of the "small 8" variety will feature only 4 berries on the branch in the eagle's claw. The differences and comparison between the 1798 Small 8 vs Large 8 Draped Bust Dime can be seen in the example images below. Source of example images are courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
The 1798 Draped Bust Dime (Small 8 Variety) is worth $1,099 in average condition and can be worth $25,290 or more in uncirculated mint 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: $1.2585
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