- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
- 1797-P : 16 Stars
1797 Draped Bust Dimes : 16 Stars
Small Eagle Reverse
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
There were two major varieties of the 1797 Draped Bust Dime. This one happens to have 16 stars along the rim on the obverse of the coin while the other variety has 13 stars. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1797 Draped Bust Dime (16 Stars Variety) is worth $3,845 in average condition and can be worth $35,268 to $48,495 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $1.2578
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