When was the first silver dollar made in America?

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The first silver dollar was minted in the United States on October 15, 1794. Precisely 1,758 of these silver dollars, known as the Flowing Hair dollar, were the first ever minted for circulation by the United States.

The Flowing Hair dollar, which had a diameter of approximately 39-40mm and a weight of 26.96 grams, was composed of 90% silver and 10% copper. Robert Scot, the chief engraver of the U.S. Mint at the time, created the design.

The Flowing Hair design was only used for two years, from 1794 to 1795. In 1795, it was replaced with the Draped Bust design, which remained in circulation until 1804.

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