- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
- 1798-P : Pointed 9 - 4 Berries
1798 Draped Bust Dollars : Pointed 9 - 4 Berries
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 Pointed 9 on the obverse of the coin and 4 berries in the branch that the eagle is holding in it's claw on the reverse of the coin. This variety is 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 two major varieties regarding the number of berries in a branch being held in the eagle's claw. One variety features a branch bearing 4 berries while the other has 5 berries. The difference between the 4 berries vs 5 berries varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:
The 1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (Pointed 9 - 4 Berries Variety) is worth $1,138 in average condition and can be worth $21,898 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: $12.73
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