1798 P Draped Bust Large Cents : Reverse of 1795

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.):
1798 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - Reverse of 1795
This variety features the 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) with the earlier 1795 design on the reverse of the coin. Sometimes this is known as the "Reverse of 1796". The best way to identify this coin is to note that there are between 17-21 leaves on the left branch and 16-20 leaves on the right branch. Most notable is that there is only one single leaf on the top of the right-side branch. This identifies the coin as the 1795 reverse. The 1798 large cent typically uses the 1797 reverse and all draped bust large cents after 1798 use the 1797 reverse. The difference between the reverse types and varieties are depicted below in the example comparison image:

1798 Draped Bust Large Cent  - Reverse of 1795 - Difference and Comparison
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: $0.0629


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