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FLOWING HAIR SILVER DOLLARS (1794-1795)

1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar Obverse   1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar Reverse


FLOWING HAIR SILVER DOLLARS
(1794-1795)

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 39-40 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 416 grains (27.0 grams)

Edge: Lettered - HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia) 

Notes:
The Flowing Hair design appeared on the first United States Silver Dollars in 1794, but only lasted until sometime in 1795, when it was replaced with the Draped Bust design.  The 1794 Silver Dollar is a rare coin, represented by approximately 150-200 survivors.  The 1795 Silver Dollar is much more common, but the demand from type collectors keeps the prices high.

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Available dates/mintmarks:

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

1794

1,758

0

1795

est. 160, 295

0