- United States Coins
- Flowing Hair Silver Dollars
Flowing Hair Silver Dollars
Early American dollars include the Flowing Hair silver dollar and Draped Bust silver dollar, which were struck during two distinct periods collectively from 1794 through 1804. Both types feature an obverse portrait of Miss Liberty and reverse depiction of an eagle.
The first among these dollars was the Flowing Hair silver dollar, which was struck in 1794 and became the very first official Federal dollar coin. 1794 dollars are exceedingly rare, and one example believed to be the very first United States silver dollar ever struck was sold at auction in 2013 for a stunning $10 million. It became the world’s most expensive coin.
The 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar is relatively more common and financially feasible a purchase for collectors who can afford its $2,000 to $5,000+ price.