- USA Coin Book
- Draped Bust
1796 Draped Bust Quarters
Small Eagle Reverse
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 27.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.74 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
The very first US Quarter Dollar ever made was produced in 1796 as the Draped Bust Quarter. This coin did not have a denomination indicator such as "25 C." or "Quarter Dollar" - So the denomination was simply discerned by the diameter size of the coin. The reverse of the coin features the Small Eagle portrait.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1796 Draped Bust Quarter is worth $17,221 in average condition and can be worth $75,787 to $153,586 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: $3.3075
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