1794 FLOWING HAIR 50C, OVERTON 101 XF40
FIRST YEAR OF ISSUE. WELL STRUCK. 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?