In 1794, the US Mint was in its infancy and suffering from a lack of silver. Because of this, most of the silver coins that were minted this year were thanks to individual depositors. These depositors would bring in their personal silver, which would then be minted and the value of the deposit would be sent to the depositor in the form of minted coins. The likelihood is high that this 1794 half dollar was made for one of these depositors and one’s imagination could run wild with the thought of who that depositor may have been. Could this coin have been made from a deposit from famed revolutionary and silversmith, Paul Revere?