1796 Draped Bust Large Cents : Reverse of 1795

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - Reverse of 1795
One major variety of the 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features the older 1795 design on the reverse of the coin. One way to identify this variety is to note that there is only one leaf on the top of the right-side branch. In addition: There are between 17-21 leaves on the left branch and between 16-20 leaves on the right branch. The difference between the 1794 reverse vs 1795 reverse vs 1797 reverse can be seen in the example comparison image of all three varieties below:

1796 Reverse of 1795 Draped Bust Large Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$178$307$618$2,803$5,996----

The 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (Reverse of 1795 Variety) is worth $307 in average condition, and more in higher 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: $0.0708





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