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

1795 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Flowing Hair Half Dollar
Year: 1795
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 89.24% silver, 10.76% copper
Silver Weight: .3866 oz.
Total Weight: 13.48 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $10.38

The US minted the 1795 half dollar with no mint mark. Each coin was minted out of the Philadelphia mint.

This coin has three different notable varieties. There is the normal date variety, the recut date variety, and the 3 leaves under each wing variety.

On the recut date variety parts of the first strike can be seen at the bottom of the coin. See the image below for reference.

Recut Date
The recut date variety
Series Location Quantity Minted
1795 Philadelphia 299,680

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth a lot more than its weight in silver. But just for reference, the silver melt value for this coin is $10.38 as of August 05, 2020. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $26.84 per ounce.

The 1795 half dollar with the normal date is worth around $650 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $1,100. In very fine condition the value is around $3,900. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $17,500.

The 1795 half dollar with the recut date is worth around $650 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $1,150. In very fine condition the value is around $4,250. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $20,500.

The 1795 half dollar with the 3 leaves under each wing is worth around $1,100 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $2,350. In very fine condition the value is around $8,500. Coins in about uncirculated condition can sell for around $40,000.

Grading System

About good- The coin can be identified.

Good- The date and letters are readable. The main designs are outlined but they lack detail.

Very fine- The center of Liberty's hair has some visible detail.

About uncirculated- All of Liberty's hair is visible. Liberty's bust has slight wear. The eagle's head, wings, and breast also have slight wear.

 

Sources:

The Red Book