1797 P Draped Bust Large Cents : 1797 Reverse Stemless

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 1797 - No Stems (Stemless)
One major variety of the 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features the reverse design of 1797 with no stems. This stemless variety is more valuable and rarer than the one with stems. The reverse of 1797 features exactly 16 leaves on the left branch and 19 leaves on the right branch with two leaves (double leaf) on the top of the right side branch. In this variety the two stems on the bottom of the branches are missing. Source of example image above is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries. Below is an example image comparing the differences between the three main varieties of designs on the reverse of the coin:

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

In addition: the image below depicts the difference between the 1797 "no stems" stemless design vs the "with stems" design:

1797 No Stems vs With Stems - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0519

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