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FLOWING HAIR HALF DOLLARS (1794-1795)

1795 Half Dollar

1795 Half Dollar

1795 Half Dollar - The 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar was the second year of the design's use and the second year of issue. It had a mintage of 299,680, more than ten times the first year. There are 3 major varieties for the year: the Normal Date, the Recut Date, and the 3 Leaves Under Each Wing variety. The scarcest is the 3 Leaves variety. Considering the size of the mintage, there are relatively few that have been certified.

The mintage of the Flowing Hair half dollar is the highest of all Flowing Hair silver coins. The dollar of 1795 has a mintage of 203,000, slightly less than the half dollar. However, there has been greater collector demand for the dollar in the past than the half dollar. Therefore, the 1795 half dollar is the least expensive Flowing Hair type coin and this represents an opportunity for the investor. The 3 Leaves variety is less available than the Normal Date. The Recut Date is only slightly less available than the Normal Date coin.

Grades of this date are often seen in Very Good to Fine. Extremely Fine and higher coins are scarce and rare. They often have adjustment marks on one side or the other. These file marks were made to make sure that the coin conformed to the weight standard required. It is not know why they were not filed on their edge to make the adjustment. Perhaps it was felt that the public would be less likely to accept an edge filed coin thinking that the adjustment occurred outside the Mint. These adjustment marks, especially if they are light, do not adversely affect the coin’s value. The grading services tend to ignore them. Grades can also be affected by the way the coin was struck. Often portions are lightly struck with design elements missing. Unless it is sever, this weakness usually does not affect the grade.

Specifications:
Designer: Robert Scot
Weight: 13.48 grams
Composition: .8924 silver, .1076 copper
Diameter: approximately 32.5 mm
Edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR with decorations between


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