The Flowing Hair type was the very first half dollar authorized by Congress and among the first silver coins to be struck at the new Philadelphia Mint. The same Flowing Hair design was also shared by half dimes and silver dollars of the time. A total of just 323,144 of these silver half dollars were issued from 1794 to 1795, making these coins exceedingly rare. At that time, every die used to produced these coins was handmade, leading to the existence of many different varieties. This Very Fine specimen features two leaves under each wing of the eagle on the reverse. We have just one available, which is pictured.