1794 FLOWING HAIR 50C AU55
VERY CHOICE ABOUT UNCIRCULATED SPECIMEN OF THIS FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. O-101.
In 1794, the national armory in Massachusetts began to produce firearms under the authority of President George Washington. In 1777 the President, then a General, scouted the location for the Springfield Armory during the Revolutionary War. Today, the Springfield Armory houses the world’s largest collection of historic American firearms. Was this 1794 half dollar used to purchase the parts necessary for the armory to produce its first weapons?