The 1795 Flowing Hair half dimes have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1795 Half Dime

1795 Half Dime Reverse

Specifications

Type: Flowing Hair Half Dime
Year: 1795
Face Value: $0.05
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .0387 oz.
Total Weight: 1.35 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $0.84

The US minted the 1795 half dime with no mint mark. No other series were minted for this year.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1795 Philadelphia 86,416

Value

This coin in circulated condition will be worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $0.84 as of May 21, 2022. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $21.75 per ounce.

The 1795 half dime is worth around $750 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $1,400. In extremely fine condition the value is around $6,100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $11,000 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $13,500.

Grading System

About good- The details on the coin can be identified.

Good- The bust, eagle, and wreath are outlined but not many details are present.

Extremely fine- The hair above Liberty's forehead and at her neck is well defined but shows some wear.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book