Bill Jones' Early Half Dimes





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DIMES - FLOWING HAIR
Item Description: H10C 1795
Full Grade: PCGS AU 58
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: A 1795 Year Set
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Type Set   Score: 3478
Bill's Half Dime Type Set   Score: 3478
Bill Jones' Early Half Dimes   Score: 4423
Bill Jones' Type Set Excluding Modern Issues   Score: 3478
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Although they were dated 1794, the first Flowing Hair design half dimes were introduced in 1795. Numismatists have determined this by analyzing die state evidence. It has been determined that some 1795 dated half dimes were struck before some 1794 dated pieces.

These tiny coins carried the same design as the Flowing hair half dollars and silver dollars. It features a view of Lady Liberty with free flowing hair, and small, skinny eagle on the reverse.

This is a beautiful, original coin. The dealer from whom I purchased it said that it was found among a group of coins from a English hoard that was brought to a London coin shop by "a little old lady." If Ms. Liberty could only powder her shiny nose, this coin would have made MS. But then I probably could not have afforded to buy it.

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