1798 Draped Bust Large Cents : Style 2 Hair

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.):
1798 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - Style 2 Hair
One major variety of the 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) features a different style of hair used on the lady liberty portrait. This type is known as "Style 2". This style is best identified by noticing an extra curl of hair just above the shoulder. The difference between the Style 1 vs Style 2 hair is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coin varieties:

1798 Draped Bust Large Cent - Style 1 Hair vs Style 2 Hair - 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)
$96$133$256$566$1,980----

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1798 Draped Bust Large Cent (Style 2 Hair Variety) is worth $133 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: $0.0703





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