1798 Draped Bust Dollars : Pointed 9 - 4 Berries

Heraldic Eagle

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
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.):
1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar - Pointed 9 - 4 Berries
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:

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $13.38

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