- USA Coin Book
- Large Cents
- Draped Bust
- 1798-P : 8 Over 7
1798 Draped Bust Large Cents : 8 Over 7
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.):
One major variety is the 1798/7 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) Overdate error. This coin features a 1798 date struck over a 1797 date which resulted in part of the underlying "7" appearing around and within the "8" as depicted by the arrows in the example image above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent (8 Over 7 Variety) is worth $282 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: $0.0711
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