- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
- 1802-P : Wide Normal Date
1802 Draped Bust Dollars : Wide Normal Date
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 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar is the "Wide Date" type.
The Narrow Date features the numbers in the 1802 date spaced more closely together and the "2" in the date is further away from the liberty bust. The Wide Date variety features more spacing between the numbers - particularly between the "1" and "8" as well as the "0" and "2". The "2" in the Wide Date is much closer to the liberty bust as well. The difference between the Wide Date vs Narrow Date is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example image above and wide date variety below is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):
The 1802 Draped Bust Silver Dollar (Wide Normal Date Variety) is worth $1,246 in average condition and can be worth $36,042 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: $12.78
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