- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
- 1798-P : Knob 9 - 5 Vertical Lines In Shield
1798 Draped Bust Dollars : Knob 9 - 5 Vertical Lines In Shield
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 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar features a Knob 9 on the obverse of the coin and 5 vertical stripes or lines on the shield on the reverse of the coin as depicted above.
There were two major style varieties of the "9" in the 1798 date. One variety features a knob on the lower curl of the 9 and the other variety features a pointed end with no knob. The difference between the knob 9 vs pointed 9 is depicted below in the example comparison image:
There are also two major varieties of the reverse of the coin. One variety features 4 vertical stripes or lines in each of the vertical bands within the eagle shield. The other variety features 5 stripes/lines. The difference between the two varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:
The 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (Knob 9 - 5 Vertical Lines In Shield Variety) is worth $1,138 in average condition and can be worth $22,095 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: $13.21
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