As of May, 2024, a 1797 Penny S-120a, Reverse of 1795, BN in circulated condition is worth between $2,600.00 and $35,000.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued at up to $95,000.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $87,000.00 in the 02/19/2020 by renowned auctioneer Goldberg Auctioneers, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Robert Scot
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 28.00 millimeters
Weight: 10.89 grams
Mintage: 897,510
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

1797 Penny S-120A, Reverse Of 1795, Bn (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State95,000.0095,000.0095,000.00
About Uncirculated35,000.0035,000.0035,000.00
Fine and Very Fine2,600.006,500.004,700.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1797 Draped Bust Cent. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1797 Penny Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)250.0045,000.0048,500.0087,500.00
1797 Penny Gripped Edge, BN (Regular Strike)235.0030,000.0035,000.0090,000.00
1797 Penny Reverse of 1797, Stems, BN (Regular Strike)140.009,250.009,750.0060,000.00
1797 Penny Reverse of 1797, No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)125.0040,000.0042,500.0057,500.00
1797 Penny Reverse of 1797, Stems, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A24,000.00125,000.00
1797 Penny S-121a, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)2,100.002,100.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-122, BN (Regular Strike)900.00900.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-120b, Gripped Edge, BN (Regular Strike)500.0021,500.0060,000.0072,500.00
1797 Penny S-130, BN (Regular Strike)100.006,500.0012,500.0012,500.00
1797 Penny S-134, BN (Regular Strike)2,450.005,250.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-121b, Gripped Edge, BN (Regular Strike)500.0024,000.0075,000.0092,500.00
1797 Penny S-124, BN (Regular Strike)255.00255.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-135, BN (Regular Strike)N/AN/A13,500.0043,500.00
1797 Penny S-138, BN (Regular Strike)155.007,000.008,000.0026,000.00
1797 Penny S-125, BN (Regular Strike)2,850.002,850.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny Sheldon 138, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A125,000.00125,000.00
1797 Penny S-137, BN (Regular Strike)155.005,750.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-131, No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)300.0035,000.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-139, BN (Regular Strike)155.006,500.0019,000.0020,000.00
1797 Penny Sheldon 139, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A65,000.0065,000.00
1797 Penny S-132, No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)3,250.003,250.00N/AN/A
1797 Penny S-140, BN (Regular Strike)155.005,750.008,750.0026,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1797 Penny S-120A, Reverse Of 1795, Bn (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1797 Penny S-120a, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-65. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-65 having the highest max price $87,000.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1797 Penny S-120a, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1797 Penny S-120a, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 45.83% share, followed by Goldberg Auctioneers / Stack's Bowers with 37.50% / 16.67% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1797 Penny S-120a, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
VF-25PCGSHeritage Auctions6,600.0001/16/2022
VG-10PCGSStack's Bowers228.0006/16/2021
VG-10NGCHeritage Auctions252.0003/10/2021
XF-45+PCGSStack's Bowers10,200.0008/11/2020
MS-65PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers87,000.0002/19/2020
G-4PCGSHeritage Auctions324.0012/04/2019
F-12PCGSHeritage Auctions360.0007/10/2019
XF-40PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers7,800.0001/30/2019
VF-35PCGSHeritage Auctions4,080.0008/19/2018
F-12PCGSStack's Bowers132.0006/21/2018
G-6PCGSHeritage Auctions204.0004/17/2018
PO-1NGCHeritage Auctions630.0001/03/2018
F-15PCGSHeritage Auctions2,040.0009/07/2017
VF-25PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers5,581.0006/05/2017
AU-58PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers82,250.0002/13/2017
PO-1NGCHeritage Auctions705.0010/31/2016
XF-45+PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers44,650.0002/01/2016
AG-3NGCStack's Bowers95.0011/05/2015
VF-20NGCHeritage Auctions588.6801/10/2014
VF-20NGCHeritage Auctions2,585.0009/06/2012
G-6NONEGoldberg Auctioneers311.0002/03/2011
PO-1NONEGoldberg Auctioneers86.0002/13/2008
G-4NONEGoldberg Auctioneers98.0002/13/2008
F-15NONEGoldberg Auctioneers1,035.0005/29/2007