1797 Draped Bust Large Cents : 1797 Reverse Stemless

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 1797 - No Stems (Stemless)
One major variety of the 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features the reverse design of 1797 with no stems. This stemless variety is more valuable and rarer than the one with stems. The reverse of 1797 features exactly 16 leaves on the left branch and 19 leaves on the right branch with two leaves (double leaf) on the top of the right side branch. In this variety the two stems on the bottom of the branches are missing. Source of example image above is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries. Below is an example image comparing the differences between the three main varieties of designs on the reverse of the coin:

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

In addition: the image below depicts the difference between the 1797 "no stems" stemless design vs the "with stems" design:

1797 No Stems vs With Stems - 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)
$133$270$545$1,625$5,996----

The 1797 Draped Bust Large Cent (1797 Reverse Stemless Variety) is worth $270 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: $0.0713





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