1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar NGC VF20

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Second-Year-of-Issue Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

In 1794, the United States Mint struck its very first Silver Dollar, featuring Liberty on the obverse and a heraldic eagle on the reverse. These elements have remained the standard for every silver dollar since.

Struck in 1795, this second-year coin is an important piece of American history. It’s design, showing Liberty with wild, flowing hair, was used for only two years – 1794 and 1795. Later in 1795, the U.S. Mint changed to a “Draped Bust” design.

The original mintage of this coin was just 160,295 coins. Today, it’s estimated that only 3,945 exist in ANY condition graded by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This particular treasure was graded by NGC as being in Very Fine-20 (VF20) condition, with moderate wear on its high surface features and its main designs still visible nearly 225 years after it was struck when the U.S. Mint was still in its infancy.

To give you a little perspective to this coin’s importance and historic legacy, consider that it was struck way back during the presidency of George Washington. That’s an amazing concept to wrap one’s head around. Just imagine… who can say what this important piece of American history has seen since the earliest days of our nation? Make yourself part of its amazing history and secure it for your collection today!

  • SECOND-YEAR ISSUE OF THE FIRST U.S. SILVER DOLLAR – The U.S. Mint struck its first silver dollar in 1794. This coin is the seconds and final year it used the “Flowing Hair” design, replacing it was the “Draped Bust” design later in 1795.
  • STRUCK IN GLEAMING SILVER – Each 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar was struck in 26.96 grams of 90% fine silver and measures 39-to-40 mm in diameter.
  • UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – These coins were $1 legal tender in the United States at time when a dollar was about a day’s wage for a common laborer. Based on inflation, a dollar in 1795 is equivalent to about $20 today.
  • REMARKABLE GRADE FOR A COIN OF ITS AGE – Your 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in Very Fine-20 (VF20) condition, with moderate wear on its high surface features and its main designs still visible.
  • FEW COINS REMAIN TODAY – The U.S. Mint struck just 160,295 of these coins and today it’s estimated that only 3,945 exist in ANY condition.

Collector demand for this coin is extremely high – especially among those looking to assemble complete U.S. Dollar sets. Start your collection at the beginning with America’s first silver dollar design: The Flowing Hair Silver Dollar!

Year of Issue 1795
Country United States
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9000
Condition Graded
Grade VF20
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Philadelphia - P
Coin Weight 26.96 Grams - g
Dimensions 39mm