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

    Jan 2012
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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
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    857 times
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    REVERSE OF 1794 HALF DIME
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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
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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
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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
    us
    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
    us
    Oct 2010
    OH
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    wowzers...amazing find!

  9. #9

    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: 193
    - Hammered silver coins (pre-1645): 22 (including 8 sixpences from the 1500s)
    - Spanish cobs: 22
    - Cut silver pieces: 87
    - Other whole colonial silver coins: 59
    - Colonial silver counterfeits: 3
    OLDEST COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
    MOST RARE AND VALUABLE COLONIAL SILVER COIN DUG: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

    NOTABLE COLONIAL COPPER COINS/JETTONS/TOKENS DUG:
    - Early 1600s jettons (3 dug)
    - 1600s Half penny trade token
    - 1650-75 Edward Jarvis "The George" tavern penny token (London)
    - 1670 Bristol merchant's farthing token
    - 1675 Charles II farthing
    - 1677-79 Charles II bawbee sixpence
    - 1694 W&M halfpenny (2 dug)
    - 1795 Liberty cap cent (graded EF)
    - 1797, 1798 & 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.

    ANNOUNCEMENT: I am anticipating that my new book entitled "A Comprehensive Guide to the Recovery, Identification and Preservation of Virginia's Colonial Artifacts" will be available sometime during the mid-to-late 2017 time frame. This hardcover volume, about 300 pages in length, will double as both a "how-to" manual as well as a colonial "encyclopedia", and will contain hundreds of color photos of artifacts I have personally recovered over the last 20 years. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the projected release date.

  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
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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

    Dec 2003
    A Schuylkill County Mountain on Planet Earth
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Awsome Find & Welcome to TreasureNet !

  13. #13
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    ~The Cane Field Bandits~

    Oct 2007
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    That is a beautiful coin! Thanks for posting! Shane
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  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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