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1 Dollar, United States, 1795

1 Dollar, United States, 1795

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1795
mint
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)
Measurements
overall:.2 cm x 4 cm; 3/32 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
1985.0441.0026
catalog number
1985.0441.0026
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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