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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2012
    Virginia
    Nautilus DMC IIB
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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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    Jan 2012
    Virginia
    Nautilus DMC IIB
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    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
    White's XLT
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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
    212
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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
    147
    14 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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
    Cincinnati, OH
    Tesoro Silver uMax & Garrett AT Pro
    846
    130 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    wowzers...amazing find!

  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2008
    SE Virginia
    F75 SE, MXT, CZ-21
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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: 175
    Total hammered silver coins dug: 20 (including 8 from the 1500s)
    Oldest silver coin dug: 1563 Elizabeth I sixpence
    Most valuable coin dug: 1659 Lord Baltimore sixpence

  10. #10

    Aug 2006
    595
    171 times

    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
    387
    13 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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 XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
    48,381
    6980 times
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    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    Awsome Find & Welcome to TreasureNet !

  13. #13
    us
    ~The Cane Field Bandits~

    Oct 2007
    Denham Springs, Louisiana
    Tesoro Cortes, Tesoro Cibola,
    1,221
    152 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: 1794 FLOWING HAIR HALF DIME

    That is a beautiful coin! Thanks for posting! Shane
    Here is what our signature line for 2014 said:

    2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1792 French 2 Sol Copper
    1813 Half Stiver King George III
    181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
    1826 Two Reales
    1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
    1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1781, 1803, 1811, 1814, and two Dateless Half Reales
    1872 Seated Half Dollar
    1876-S Seated Quarter
    EIGHT Seated Half Dimes: 1838, 1839, three 1840-O's, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1857 and one dateless half dime
    NINE Seated Dimes: 1838-O (No Stars), 1875, 1876-CC, Two 1875-S, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888
    1700s French Silver Spoon
    U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
    Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
    185? Large Cent
    c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
    Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
    1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
    CW Eagle "I" Button
    1lb. Grape Shot
    CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
    Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
    1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1893-S and 1896 Barber Quarters
    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
    1894-O, 1902-O, and 1911-D Barber Dimes
    1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
    1864-L Indian Head Cent
    186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
    Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
    Plantation Tokens
    Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag

    So it's time to clear out the signature line, put up another year-end post, and get some more finds added tour our 2015 totals.

    Best Wishes,



    Buck, Shanegalang, and DiggerGirl


    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:

    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    Dateless Seated Dime
    1899-O Barber Dime

    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds 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
    White's V3i Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
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    Banner Finds (1)
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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
    us
    Jun 2003
    South western PA
    Spectrum XLT
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    8 times

    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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