1797 Draped Bust Large Cents : Gripped Edge 1795 Reverse

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.):
1797 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - Reverse of 1795 - Gripped Edge
One major variety of the 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features the Reverse of 1795. This is the older design which features between 17-21 leaves on the left side branch and 16-20 leaves on the right side branch. The most notable feature is there is only one single leaf on the top of the right-side branch which identifies it as the 1795 reverse design. The differences between the various reverse designs are depicted below in the example comparison image of the varieties:

1797 Draped Bust Large Cent  - Reverse of 1795 vs Reverse of 1797 - Difference and Comparison

In addition: This variety features a gripped edge on the coin. Unlike the smooth plain edge - This edge features small grooves along the edges of the coin. An example of the gripped edge is depicted below:

1797 Gripped Edge Draped Bust Large Cent Example
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)
$145$256$431$1,017$3,473----

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (Gripped Edge 1795 Reverse Variety) is worth $256 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: $0.0756





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