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  1. #1
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    DEVONREX is my name .....digging history is my FAME!!!

    Jan 2012
    SE Virginia
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    1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    WHEN THIS WAS FOUND I WASN'T POSTING ON THE TREASURE NET FORUM. I REALIZE THERE ARE ALOT OF COIN HUNTERS THAT REGULARLY POST ON THIS SITE SO I THOUGHT I'D SHARE THIS FIND. FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND THIS COIN WAS MINTED FIRST IN 1795 WITH A FEW DATED 1794. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING THIS COIN IS AMONG A FEW REPRESENTING THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN COINAGE. THE ONLY HALF DIMES THAT PREDATE THIS ONE ARE THE HALF DIMES MADE IN 1792, MOSTLY THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON TO MOVE THE UNITED STATES TO A DECIMAL COINAGE SYSTEM. IT WAS FOUND IN VIRGINIA NOT TO FAR FROM WILLIAMSBURG, THE BIRTHPLACE OF DEMOCRACY. IT IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE MANY COINS IN MY COLLECTION. DEVONREX
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  2. #2
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    DEVONREX is my name .....digging history is my FAME!!!

    Jan 2012
    SE Virginia
    Nautilus DMC IIB
    254
    631 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    REVERSE OF 1794 HALF DIME
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  3. #3
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    Jul 2011
    Williamsburg, VA
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Quote Originally Posted by Devonrex
    REVERSE OF 1794 HALF DIME
    Nice coin - I think I remembered you from one of the "other" sites years back. I use to post there as DaninEasternNC. Since moved to VA.

    Dan

  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2007
    SE Virginia
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro / Whites Prism II
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    wow that's awesome, great find, hopefully there are a few more around here to find.

    Just some caution, I'd get that in a holder that better matches the size, it could get some scratches if there is any dirt in there while it's sliding around.

    Great Coin.


  5. #5

    Oct 2006
    Zelienople
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Quote Originally Posted by BobinSouthVA
    wow that's awesome, great find, hopefully there are a few more around here to find.

    Just some caution, I'd get that in a holder that better matches the size, it could get some scratches if there is any dirt in there while it's sliding around.

    Great Coin.

    Not just a holder its size, but shouldn't that be authenticated, graded and made a little more secure?
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  6. #6

    Mar 2003
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Wow, what a great dig! As a date, the 1794 half dime is much scarcer than its 1795 counterpart. High grade 1794 half dimes are a real beast to locate, and the competition for them in auctions is fierce.


  7. #7
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    Jun 2004
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    AT Pro, CZ-20, Pro-Pointer
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Quote Originally Posted by halfdime
    Quote Originally Posted by BobinSouthVA
    wow that's awesome, great find, hopefully there are a few more around here to find.

    Just some caution, I'd get that in a holder that better matches the size, it could get some scratches if there is any dirt in there while it's sliding around.

    Great Coin.

    Not just a holder its size, but shouldn't that be authenticated, graded and made a little more secure?
    I absolutely agree. You'll eventually sell or leave this coin to someone. It deserves the best possible protection and identification for when that day comes and for enjoying it until then. What a nice find.

    Chuck


  8. #8
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    Oct 2010
    OH
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    wowzers...amazing find!

  9. #9
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    us
    Oct 2008
    SE Virginia
    F75 SE (land); CZ-21 (saltwater)
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    Colonial relic hunting and pit digging
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    That's a great find John! Glad to see you posting again. Looking forward to seeing more of your usual high quality relics. HH ..... Bill
    TOTAL COLONIAL SILVER COINS DUG: 185
    - Hammered silver coins (pre-1645): 22 (including 8 sixpences from the 1500s)
    - Spanish cobs: 21
    - Cut silver pieces: 83
    - Other whole colonial silver coins: 56
    - Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
    OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1565 Elizabeth I sixpence
    MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

    NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
    - 1580s Hans Krauwinkel jettons (3 dug)
    - 1600s Half penny trade token
    - 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
    - 1675 Charles II farthing
    - 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
    - 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
    - 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
    - 1797 & 1803 Draped bust LCs
    - 1811 Half cent (rare date - graded EF)
    - 1700s KG coppers (20-25 dug)
    - 1773 Va halfpennies (42-45 dug)
    - 1786 German 1 pfennig
    - 1700s French copper
    - Numerous 1700s undated or slicks

    ** All of these coins were dug at numerous colonial sites in southeast Virginia after securing property owner permission.

  10. #10

    Aug 2006
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Beautiful coin John. A tough one to dig for sure.
    -Evan

  11. #11
    ca
    Aug 2010
    Ontario canada
    fisher f75
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    wow when did you find this? and i nominated this for the top banner but i think it may need more info to make it there.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ...... . Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver

    Dec 2003
    Schuylkill County
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Awsome Find & Welcome to TreasureNet !

  13. #13
    Charter Member
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    ~The Cane Field Bandits~

    Oct 2007
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
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    Relic Hunting

    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    That is a beautiful coin! Thanks for posting! Shane
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Buttons
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    TWO antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" rings
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    Two 1807's and an 1808 Half Reale
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842,1842 O AU Details, 1857, 1876, 1887 and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1849, 1853, THREE 1853-O's THREE 1854-O's, 1855-O, TWO 1857's, 1858-O, and 1860 Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Barber Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    1867 and one dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spouts, Sabre Belt Rig
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  14. #14
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Quote Originally Posted by treasurepirate1
    wow when did you find this? and i nominated this for the top banner but i think it may need more info to make it there.
    Unfortunately this one would not qualify for the banner under the rules that it has to be a recent find, although it is banner worthy for sure.

    I have only seen approximately 5 Flowing Hair Half Dimes over the years, and all (mine included) were dated 1795. Additionally all but one were dug here in New Jersey!

    I sent mine out for grading and it came back "XF Details- Damaged" as I expected it would. I sold mine recently for $3,500. If it was not marked damaged it would have sold for double or triple.

    Do yourself a big favor and if you do not get it graded, put it in an airtight holder. If that one has PVC it will ruin the coin!!!

  15. #15
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    Jun 2003
    South western PA
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Nice coin. It is believed the George Washington donated the silver for the first half dimes. I want to say he donated a 100 oz. of silver.

 

 
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