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Flowing Hair Dollar is a
silver dollar coin issued by the United
States government, equal to 100 cents. Flowing Hair Dollars were
only minted in 1794 and 1795. The coin is named for the incarnation
of Liberty on the obverse with free flowing hair. The coin's obverse
and reverse were designed by Robert Scot.
* Obverse Design: Lady Liberty with free flowing hair
* Reverse Design: A Bald Eagle surrounded by a wreath
* Edge: Text saying "HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT"
* Weight: 26.96 grams
* Diameter: 39 or 40 millimeters
* Composition: 89.25% Silver, 10.75% Copper
* Silver Content: 0.7737 ounces
The Flowing Hair Dollar is the first silver dollar of the United
States. It was minted in the second year of the United States Mint's
operation. The coin only lasted two years and had a series mintage
of about 162,000 coins. It was replaced in mid-1795 by the Bust
Like many early coins of the United States Mint, the Flowing Hair
Dollar has many varieties.
In modern times, these dollars have become very collectible, and
collectors will pay great premiums for high-grade examples.
All coins were minted at:
* Blank (P - Philadelphia Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)