Flowing Hair Silver Dollars - First silver coins of a new nation!
Flowing Hair Silver Dollars began Production in 1794. Mint Officials deemed the dollar to be the most prestigious, so it was decided that they would be struck first before Half Dollars. Price guides also show Half Dimes dated 1794 however these coins were not struck until 1795. Silver Dollars of this series were
very difficult to strike due size and inadequate mint presses. Some of the approximately 2,000 pieces were ultimately re-melted or used as coin blanks for the next year.
The obverse of these silver coins shows Robert Scot’s Liberty design.
It is that of a youthful female figure with her flowing locks of hair to symbolize the freedom of a new nation. Under the portrait of Liberty is the date and above it the word “LIBERTY” is inscribed. Surrounding the entire design are 15 stars signifying the number of states in the union at that time.
The reverse shows a small, spread-winged eagle perched on a rock and surrounded by a laurel wreath. Encircling this, along the border, is the motto UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 26.96 grams
Comp: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Edge: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
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