The mintage was necessarily small because the largest coin press at the Mint was designed to strike half dollar-sized coins, and lacked the capacity to strike larger issues.
Reportedly, many examples of the initial mintage were judged too poorly struck to be released.
Those specimens were melted and restruck the following year, when a larger press was obtained.
Prominent collector and researcher Martin Logies has identified 134 distinct survivors from the small mintage in his exhaustive census in The Flowing
Hair Silver Dollars of 1794. Jack Collins, in his unpublished manuscript on 1794 dollars, wrote: "The owner of a 1794 dollar in any grade, no matter how low, possesses a precious historic relic: one of the first federal silver coins, made on the initial day of silver coinage, of the first federal design for circulation with eagle or stars; a coin made from David Rittenhouse's own bullion, and personally owned and given or traded by David Rittenhouse himself."
Listed at $220,000 in the PCGS price guide.
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