Flowing Hair Half Dime

Flowing Hair Half Dime

The Flowing Hair Half Dime represented the first series for the smallest silver denomination authorized under the Coinage Act of 1792. A relatively small mintage of coins was produced across two dates, 1794 and 1795.

The coins were designed by Robert Scot, who created a simple image of Liberty with flowing hair for the obverse and a bald eagle within an open wreath on the reverse. The obverse is further adorned by fifteen stars, representing the number of states in the Union at the time of issue. The coins were struck in 89.24% silver and 10.76% copper with a weight of 1.35 grams and diameter of 16.5 mm.

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