1799 Draped Bust Large Cents : 9 Over 8

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.):
1799/8 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - 9 Over 8 Overdate Error
One major variety is the 1799/8 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) Overdate error. This error features a 1799 date struck over a 1798 date which resulted in part of the underlying "8" appearing within the lower portion of the "9" as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
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)
$3,473$5,996$12,469$30,464$80,574----

The 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent (9 Over 8 Variety) is worth $5,996 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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