- USA Coin Book
- Large Cents
- Draped Bust
- 1799-P : 9 Over 8
1799 Draped Bust Large Cents : 9 Over 8
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 1799/8 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) Overdate error. This error features a 1799 date struck over a 1798 date which resulted in part of the underlying "8" appearing within the lower portion of the "9" as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent (9 Over 8 Variety) is worth $5,996 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: $0.0631
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