1797 P Draped Bust Large Cents : Plain 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 - Plain 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 plain edge on the coin. This means the edge doesn't have any groves but is perfectly smooth unlike the gripped edge variety. 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
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0627

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