PCGS Set Registry®
Early Dollars with Major Varieties and Silver Plug, Circulation Strikes (1794-1803): Highlander

Highlander - 9th

Current Statistics
Rank 9
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 34.228
Complete 92.31%
Set Rating 30.507
Retired Statistics (7/7/2004)
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 33.860
Complete 94.12%
Set Rating 30.394
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About this set: Americana at its finest! The Highlander Early Dollar set consists of original examples in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine category. However, one example grades Fine and two examples are almost uncirculated. An early dollar with a smooth planchet, solid details, original patina, and minimal circulation marks is a historical treasure to behold. Some specimens are pedigreed and emanate from the Amon Carter, Benson, Cardinal, Clapp, Eliasberg, Flannagan, Hering and Ostheimer cabinets. The Highlander Early Dollar set holds the first 1800 Wide Date Low 8 obverse with AMERICAI reverse, 1798 Large Eagle 5-Stripes, and 1800 10-Arrows certified by PCGS.

ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePCGS No. PopPCGS No. Pop HigherTotal PopTotal Pop HigherOwner's Comments
68521795 3 Leaves$1VF30192517199561B-5, BB-27 [R1]. Well struck with pronounced details. A cameo effect is supported through surfaces of ebony and devices highlighted in varying shades of gray.
68531795 2 Leaves$1VF256426573324B-2, BB-20 [R1]. Nice, original coin with old-time coloration (x NGC VF25).
68541795 Silver Plug$1VF20532849B-1, BB-21 [R?]. What a find! A silver plug with light golden and gray toning. The 8-mm plug is readily viewed on the reverse of the coin.
68581795 Draped Bust$1XF405513259146 
968581795 Off-Center Dr Bust$1VF202621527232B-14, BB-51 [R2]. Extremely nice coin conservatively graded at the VF20 level.
68591796 Small Date, Sm Letters$1VF353510137108B-2, BB-63 [R4]. Ex. Hering. (x NGC VF35).
68601796 Small Date, Lg Letters$1VF304013544157B-4, BB-61 [R4]. Nice coin with strong details and excellent surfaces.
68611796 Large Date, Sm Letters$1XF4030463455B-5c, BB-65 Die State V [R4]. Excellent original patina. The die chip is in a very late state as it covers the upper portion of I2 and extends through the left portion of C1.
68631797 9X7 Stars, Lg Letters$1VF307620580231B1, BB-73 [R3]. Strong details with irridescent forest green and blue patina.
68661797 9X7 Stars, Sm Letters$1XF4078913B-2, BB-72 [R5]. Ex. Eliasberg. An extreme coin! Beautiful original patina with nice surfaces.
68651797 10X6 Stars$1VF303913341159B-3, BB-71 [R4]. A strongly detailed coin with even old-time coloration.
68671798 Small Eagle, 13 Stars$1VF3529733082B-1, BB-82 [R4]. Nice surfaces and details with excellent original toning.
68681798 Small Eagle, 15 Stars$1VF3021412448B-2, BB-81 [R4]. Beautiful example of a difficult coin.
68731798 Large Eagle$1VF35267663282741 
68741798 5 Stripes$1XF409111424B-6, BB-96 [R4]. A colorful and strong XF reprentative. The Highlander Set certified the first 1798 Large Eagle 5 Stripes with PCGS!
68751798 Knob 9$1XF45581013B-3, BB-94. [R3+]. Ex. Amon Carter. Lovely gold, gray, and iridescent toning with some underlying lustre, especially around the devices. Sharply struck with strong design elements on both obverse and reverse. This is a very scarce variety with most in lower grades. The present example is among the top six known. In fact, the list of notable specimens in the 1993 Silver Dollar Encyclopedia listed one MS-60, one EF-45, and three EF-40 coins as the five finest known.
68761798 10 Arrows$1XF4021242634B-6, BB-96 [R4]. A colorful and strong XF reprentative.
68771798 Wide Date$1VF30185822110B-19, BB-106 [R5]. Peripheral rainbow tone complements the original surfaces of this beautiful early dollar.
68781799$1XF40373730383833B-14, BB-167 [R3]. The 'Tears' variety. Outstanding reverse details (x PCI XF40).
68831799/8 15 Reverse Stars$1XF402910231116B-1, BB-141 [R3]. A beautiful 200-year old error coin.
68841799/8 13 Reverse Stars$1VF3520702480B-2, BB-143 [R4]. Bowers and Borckardt state this variety usually is seen below the VF level.
68791799 Irregular Date-15 St$1F15416524B-4, BB-153 [R3]. A solid coin which exudes originality with crusty surfaces.
68801799 Irregular Date-13 St$1XF40217726 
68811799 Obverse Stars 8X5$1VF20846868B-23, BB-169 [R5]. Ex. Ayers. A beautiful coin toned in gunmetal and cobalt blues with bronze highlights on the motifs.
68871800$1XF4599161108193B-16, BB-187 [R3]. A lovely example of the ''Shooting Star'' reverse.
  1800 Wide Date, Low 8$1  
68891800 Dotted Date$1VF3010471259B-14 BB-194 [R2]. Very original coin with a spectrum of colors. (ICG VF35).
68901800 12 Arrows$1XF45820927B-17, BB-196 (R2). Nice coin with strong details and rich, original toning (x NGC XF45).
68911800 10 Arrows$1VF25210218B-15, BB-195 [R3]. Strong details enhance the original surfaces. The first 10-arrows variety certified by PCGS (x NGC).
68921800 AMERICAI$1VF3526503166B-19, BB-192 [R3].
868881800 Wide Dt,Low 8,AMERICAI$1AU531012B-11, BB-191 [R7]. Ex. Ostheimer. A true Wide Date, Low 8 with the AMERICAI reverse. Bolender wrote that it took him 35 years to locate a single example. The surfaces display a lustrous gray patina over strongly detailed surfaces. (x SEGS)
400871802 Narrow Date$1XF407418780222B-6, BB-241 [R1]. Beautiful rose and iridescent blue color accents intricate detail and smooth surfaces.
400891802 Wide Date$1XF402628B-5, BB-242 [R5]. A real 1802 wide date with beautiful original surfaces exhibiting exceptional luster.
400901802/1 Narrow Date$1XF4035693788 
  1802/1 Wide Date$1  
69001803 Small 3$1AU5513181522B-5, BB-252 [R2]. Ex. Cardinal. Beautiful deep blue and cobalt hues complement the strong strike.
69011803 Large 3$1VF354712348144B-2, BB-233 [R4]. Nice original coin with good details.
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