- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
- 1797-P : 9 Stars Left - 7 Stars Right - Small Letters
1797 Draped Bust Dollars : 9 Stars Left - 7 Stars Right - Small Letters
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 26.96 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety of the 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar features an obverse design with 9 stars on the left side of the coin and 7 stars on the right side. The reverse of the coin also features smaller letters.
There were two major varieties for the obverse design. One variety features 9 stars on the left and 7 on the right. The other variety features 10 stars on the left and 6 on the right. The difference between the two varieties (10x6 stars vs 9x7 stars) are depicted below in the example comparison image:
There are also two major varieties for the reverse of the coin - specifically the size of the letters in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". One variety features small letters which are further away from the rim while the other features larger letters much closer to the rim with less spacing. Identifying and distinguishing the differences between these varieties is extremely easy. The difference between the 1797 Small Letters vs Large Letters Draped Bust Silver Dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image:
The 1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (9 Stars Left - 7 Stars Right - Small Letters Variety) is worth $2,804 in average condition and can be worth $109,178 or more in uncirculated mint 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: $12.67
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