As of May, 2024, a 1798 Penny S-168, BN in circulated condition is worth between $175.00 and $7,500.00, 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 $28,800.00 in the 01/04/2024 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Robert Scot
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 28.00 millimeters
Weight: 10.89 grams
Mintage: 1,841,745
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

1798 Penny S-168, 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($)
About Uncirculated3,200.007,500.004,714.29
Extremely Fine2,000.002,500.002,316.67
Fine and Very Fine440.001,400.00881.67
Good and Very Good175.00325.00250.00

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 1798 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1798/7 Penny, BN (Regular Strike)125.0027,500.0032,000.0072,500.00
1798 Penny Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)100.0019,250.0020,000.00100,000.00
1798 Penny First Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)85.0012,750.0014,000.0060,000.00
1798 Penny Second Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)85.0012,000.0012,250.00140,000.00
1798 Penny Second Hair Style, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A120,000.00120,000.00
1798 Penny S-155, Reverse of 1795, BN (Regular Strike)68.0016,750.0017,500.00115,000.00
1798 Penny S-163, BN (Regular Strike)500.00500.00N/AN/A
1798 Penny S-154, BN (Regular Strike)12,500.0012,500.0042,500.0042,500.00
1798 Penny S-148, BN (Regular Strike)915.003,700.0020,000.0037,500.00
1798 Penny S-157, BN (Regular Strike)110.0011,000.0035,000.0042,500.00
1798 Penny S-161, BN (Regular Strike)110.0010,500.0012,000.0032,500.00
1798 Penny S-166, BN (Regular Strike)100.007,850.008,750.0042,500.00
1798 Penny S-167, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,500.0023,000.0042,500.00
1798 Penny S-174, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,500.0023,000.0042,500.00
1798 Penny S-187, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,850.008,750.0090,000.00
1798/7 Penny S-150, BN (Regular Strike)1,100.0025,000.00N/AN/A
1798 Penny S-176, BN (Regular Strike)600.007,000.00N/AN/A
1798 Penny S-179, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,850.008,750.00125,000.00
1798 Penny S-184, BN (Regular Strike)100.007,850.008,750.0023,000.00
1798/7 Penny S-151, BN (Regular Strike)150.0015,000.0060,000.0060,000.00
1798 Penny S-172, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,500.0023,000.0024,000.00
1798/7 Penny S-152, BN (Regular Strike)300.0027,500.0030,000.0040,000.00
1798 Penny S-185, BN (Regular Strike)175.007,850.00N/AN/A
1798 Penny S-181, BN (Regular Strike)2,650.005,650.0011,500.0060,000.00
1798 Penny S-186, BN (Regular Strike)100.007,500.0042,500.0042,500.00

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.

1798 Penny S-168, Bn (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

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

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1798 Penny S-168, BN (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from G-4 to MS-62+. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-61 having the highest max price $28,800.00.

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 1798 Penny S-168, BN (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1798 Penny S-168, BN (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 46.15% share, followed by Goldberg Auctioneers / Stack's Bowers with 38.46% / 15.38% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1798 Penny S-168, 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
MS-61PCGSHeritage Auctions28,800.0001/04/2024
AU-50PCGSStack's Bowers180.0010/30/2018
XF-40PCGSStack's Bowers432.0010/30/2018
G-4PCGSHeritage Auctions180.0008/01/2018
AU-58PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers7,050.0002/13/2017
MS-62+PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers17,038.0002/01/2016
AU-55NGCHeritage Auctions4,406.2501/10/2014
XF-40NGCHeritage Auctions306.0009/25/2013
G-6PCGSHeritage Auctions161.0001/03/2012
F-15NONEGoldberg Auctioneers414.0009/21/2010
VF-35NONEGoldberg Auctioneers2,990.0009/07/2009
VG-8NONEGoldberg Auctioneers150.0002/13/2008
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions13,800.0002/01/2008