- USA Coin Book
- Flowing Hair
1794 Flowing Hair Dollars
Early Silver Dollars
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper
Diameter: 39.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 26.96 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
The very first US Silver Dollar ever made was produced in 1794 as the Flowing Hair Dollar. This coin did not have a denomination indicator such as "1 D." or "One Dollar" - So the denomination was simply discerned by the diameter size of the coin and the lettering on the edge: "HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT". The reverse of the coin features the Small Eagle portrait. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is worth $97,202 in average condition and can be worth $664,816 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $12.87
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