1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime

The 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime (Buy on eBay) represented the first year that the denomination was struck within the United States Mint. The issue also carries the lowest mintage of the series with only 7,756 pieces struck and carries a premium across all grades.

A total of four die combinations have been identified for the issue. The rarest of these is the variety identified as Valentine-1 or Logan-McCloskey-1. The other three varieties range from relatively scarce to rare.

A small number of uncirculated examples have managed to survive, including a few gems. Two examples of the coin have been certified as specimen strikings, one of which represents the finest known for both the date and type. Certified as PCGS SP-67, the coin most recently sold for $305,500 at auction in 2015.