Cardinal Collection - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

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Rank 1
Weighted GPA 60.993
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 60.993
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About this set: From the Experts at PCGS
The Cardinal Collection began in 1994 with the goal of completing a choice AU and finer expanded "Red Book" variety set. After years of searching, the prime set of PCGS-recognized major varieties is finally completed, with all specimens grading AU55 or finer and more than 70% in mint state. In fact, the overall collection now includes fully one-eighth of the entire PCGS population of mint-state early dollars. Included within the collection is a complete, certified mint state date/major type set -- the first time in history such a set has been completed with certified mint state specimens. Fully one half of the specimens are "Pop Tops" --the finest-graded of their respective varieties. Specimens such as the 1796 in MS62, the 1798 Small Eagle in MS62, and 1801 in MS64 are not only the finest of their individual varieties, but they also represent the single finest that PCGS has graded for their respective DATES. Pedigreed specimens abound, and feature choice early dollars from the Baldenhofer, Bareford, Bass, F.C.C. Boyd, Amon Carter, Eliasberg, Flannagan, French, Garrett, Miles, Pittman, Stack and Stickney cabinets. The key date 1794 dollar is pedigreed to the F.C.C. Boyd collection. It represented a duplicate in his collection and was sold privately prior to the famous 1945 auction. This specimen is currently encapsulated by another grading service. The registry set is supplemented by other distinctive varieties not yet listed in the RedBook. These coins are referenced in the comments and photos accompanying the individual coins. In addition, the collection features the predecessors to the early dollars, including a Mexican "Pillar" Dollar graded MS63, a Colonial "Continental" Dollar graded MS64, as well as a silver Libertas Americana medal graded MS65 which served as the pattern for the early flowing hair designs. This collection was sold in 2005.

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Cardinal Collection
PCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
68511794$1MS6304Estimated grade. Displaying clean, frosty surfaces, intense cartwheel luste...
68521795 3 Leaves$1MS6472 "3 Leaves" dollars are represented by a cameo prooflike MS64 specimen of ...
68531795 2 Leaves$1MS6442Estimated grade. Among the very finest of all known 2 Leaves dollars, the p...
68541795 Silver Plug$1AU5803"Silver Plug" dollars are represented by an AU58 specimen of the BB-18 "3 L...
68581795 Draped Bust$1MS6542A fantastic fully struck specimen from the Flannagan collection -- tied for...
968581795 Off-Center Dr Bust$1MS6413A wonderfully struck, prooflike example from the James Stack type set. Imag...
68591796 Small Date, Sm Letters$1AU5594Second finest known of the BB-63 variety, this specimen is pedigreed to the...
68601796 Small Date, Lg Letters$1AU5813 Outstanding condition census specimen of the BB-61 variety. Image.
68611796 Large Date, Sm Letters$1MS6211Simply the single finest 1796 dollar certified by PCGS. Image.
68631797 9X7 Stars, Lg Letters$1MS6200Estimated grade. Featuring a truly amazing strike, the Cardinal specimen no...
68661797 9X7 Stars, Sm Letters$1AU5810The single finest 1797 small letters dollar ever certified by any service. ...
68651797 10X6 Stars$1MS6223 Intensely lustrous, this specimen is pedigreed to the Miles collection. ...
68671798 Small Eagle, 13 Stars$1AU5822A wonderfully lustrous borderline UNC, with gorgeous original album toning....
68681798 Small Eagle, 15 Stars$1MS6211 The ONLY mint state 1798 small eagle dollar certified by PCGS. This specim...
68731798 Large Eagle$1MS63011Estimated grade. 1798 "Large Eagle" (close date) dollars in the Collection ...
68741798 5 Stripes$1MS6110"5 Stripes" dollars are represented by an MS61 specimen of the BB-96 variet...
68751798 Knob 9$1MS6310Simply the finest "Knob 9" dollar certified. Image.
68761798 10 Arrows$1MS6310"10 Arrows" dollars are represented by a magnificent MS63 specimen of the B...
68771798 Wide Date$1MS6231Superbly frosty, this specimen of the scarce BB-112 variety is tied for the...
68781799$1MS6523 An amazing specimen from an old time collection, this coin ranks not only...
68831799/8 15 Reverse Stars$1MS6244Condition census specimen of the BB-141 variety. Image.
68841799/8 13 Reverse Stars$1MS6312This awesome, lustrous specimen from the French Family collection ranks as ...
68791799 Irregular Date-15 St$1AU5520Condition census specimen of the BB-153 variety. Image.
68801799 Irregular Date-13 St$1MS6400"13 Star Reverse" dollars are represented by an incredible, finest-known MS...
68811799 Obverse Stars 8X5$1MS6420The single finest known of the 8x5 stars type, this specimen traces its pro...
68871800$1MS6384Normal (close) date dollars are represented by the finest known Bareford co...
68881800 Wide Date, Low 8$1MS6401The finest known 1800 Wide Date dollar, pedigreed to the Amon Carter, Flann...
68891800 Dotted Date$1MS6410 A beautifully lustrous, originally toned dotted date from the Faraday col...
68901800 12 Arrows$1MS6100High condition census for the variety, this specimen comes from an old time...
68911800 10 Arrows$1AU5510Condition census specimen of the BB-195 variety. Image.
68921800 AMERICAI$1AU5842The single finest specimen graded by PCGS (AU58) of the BB-192 variety. Ima...
868881800 Wide Dt,Low 8,AMERICAI$1AU5800The single finest specimen graded by PCGS (AU58) of the BB-191 variety. Ima...
68931801$1MS64121801 dollars are represented by an awesome finest known MS64 example of the...
400871802 Narrow Date$1MS6530An amazing, frosty, iridescent gem from the Starr and Flannagan collections...
68961802 Wide Date$1AU5810High condition census for the variety, this is a TRUE specimen of the rare ...
68981802/1 Narrow Date$1AU5800A wonderful near mint state, condition census specimen of the BB-232 variet...
68991802/1 Wide Date$1MS6300A magnificent, originally toned prooflike specimen of the BB-234 variety. C...
69001803 Small 3$1MS6322This awesome second finest known specimen of the BB-254 variety traces its ...
69011803 Large 3$1MS6340An amazing, finest known Large 3 dollar, with a superb presentation specime...