1 Dollar, United States, 1795

1 Dollar, United States, 1795

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Partway through 1795, the second year of silver-dollar production, the mint began using a new obverse design for the coin. The “Draped Bust” design replaced the previous “Flowing Hair” silver dollars, though it did retain the inclusion of 15 stars; one for each state in the union at the time. A few years later, in 1798, the reverse would be significantly changed as well.
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Object Name
date made
United States Mint
place made
United States
place of issue
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall:.2 cm x 4 cm; 3/32 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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