1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime Image
Flowing Hair Half Dime 1794-1795
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Flowing Hair Half Dime Facts:
The Flowing Hair Half Dime obverse depicts the bust of women, with flowing hair (symbolic of freedom), 15 stars for the number of states in the union, liberty arched over the bust, with date underneath the bust. The reverse depicts a small eagle with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA inside the rim, and a wreath of olive branches surrounding the eagle.

The denomination is determined by the weight and size of the coin, as is often with earlier silver coins until 1829. This half dime issue was only proceeded by the Half Disme of 1792.


Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 16.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 21 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mint mark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia

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