Flowing Hair Half Dimes - First ever
five cent denomination.
Flowing Hair Half Dimes were produced in 1795 however a good portion bear the date 1794. These small silver coins have the distinction of being the first ever five cent denomination coin made by the U.S. Mint.
The obverse of this coin depicts a portrait of Liberty by designer Robert Scot. The front of the coin also has the word "LIBERTY" above, and the date below the portrait.
The reverse of the coin shows a wreath with an eagle perched on an olive branch inside it. It also has
the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" surrounding the wreath.
No silver coin collection would be complete without a half dime of this variety. They are not exceedingly rare but they can be rather expensive in higher grades.
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 1.35 grams
Comp: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Flowing Hair Half Dime to Half Dimes
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