Flowing Hair Half Dime Mintage

All Flowing Hair Half Dimes were struck during the year 1795, carrying the date of 1794 or 1795. The earlier date experienced a smaller mintage, although this is balanced by its higher survival rate.

The 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime had a mintage of 7,756 pieces, struck in February or March 1795. The 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime saw a higher mintage of 78,660 pieces. Despite the nearly one-to-ten ratio between mintage levels, the ratio of surviving specimens is much closer. There is approximately one surviving 1794-dated coin for every three 1795-dated coin.

Despite the difference in mintages, both issues are considered scarce, especially in uncirculated condition. Because of the popularity as a type coin, the difference in price levels between the two dates is not as dramatic as might be expected, although the earlier date does command a premium at all grade levels.