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Highlander - 9th

Current Statistics
Rank

9
GPA with Top Bonuses

34.228
GPA Weighted

34.228
Complete

92.31%
Set Rating

30.507
Retired Statistics
Rank

3
GPA Weighted

33.860
Complete

94.12%
Set Rating

30.394

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.

Highlander

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1794 1794 $1
1795 3 Leaves 6852 1795 $1 VF30 192 518 199562
B-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.
1795 2 Leaves 6853 1795 $1 VF25 65 266 74325
B-2, BB-20 [R1]. Nice, original coin with old-time coloration (x NGC VF25).
1795 Silver Plug 6854 1795 $1 VF20 5 33 850
B-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.
1795 Draped Bust 6858 1795 $1 XF40 55 132 59146
1795 Off-Center Dr Bust 96858 1795 $1 VF20 26 216 27233
B-14, BB-51 [R2]. Extremely nice coin conservatively graded at the VF20 level.
1796 Small Date, Sm Letters 6859 1796 $1 VF35 35 101 37108
B-2, BB-63 [R4]. Ex. Hering. (x NGC VF35).
1796 Small Date, Lg Letters 6860 1796 $1 VF30 41 137 45159
B-4, BB-61 [R4]. Nice coin with strong details and excellent surfaces.
1796 Large Date, Sm Letters 6861 1796 $1 XF40 29 46 3355
B-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.
1797 9X7 Stars, Lg Letters 6863 1797 $1 VF30 76 205 80231
B1, BB-73 [R3]. Strong details with irridescent forest green and blue patina.
1797 9X7 Stars, Sm Letters 6866 1797 $1 XF40 7 8 913
B-2, BB-72 [R5]. Ex. Eliasberg. An extreme coin! Beautiful original patina with nice surfaces.
1797 10X6 Stars 6865 1797 $1 VF30 39 134 41161
B-3, BB-71 [R4]. A strongly detailed coin with even old-time coloration.
1798 Small Eagle, 13 Stars 6867 1798 $1 VF35 29 73 3082
B-1, BB-82 [R4]. Nice surfaces and details with excellent original toning.
1798 Small Eagle, 15 Stars 6868 1798 $1 VF30 21 41 2448
B-2, BB-81 [R4]. Beautiful example of a difficult coin.
1798 Large Eagle 6873 1798 $1 VF35 268 664 283744
1798 5 Stripes 6874 1798 $1 XF40 9 11 1425
B-6, BB-96 [R4]. A colorful and strong XF reprentative. The Highlander Set certified the first 1798 Large Eagle 5 Stripes with PCGS!
1798 Knob 9 6875 1798 $1 XF45 5 8 1013
B-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.
1798 10 Arrows 6876 1798 $1 XF40 21 24 2635
B-6, BB-96 [R4]. A colorful and strong XF reprentative.
1798 Wide Date 6877 1798 $1 VF30 18 58 23111
B-19, BB-106 [R5]. Peripheral rainbow tone complements the original surfaces of this beautiful early dollar.
1799 6878 1799 $1 XF40 375 727 385831
B-14, BB-167 [R3]. The 'Tears' variety. Outstanding reverse details (x PCI XF40).
1799/8 15 Reverse Stars 6883 1799/8 $1 XF40 29 105 31119
B-1, BB-141 [R3]. A beautiful 200-year old error coin.
1799/8 13 Reverse Stars 6884 1799/8 $1 VF35 20 70 2480
B-2, BB-143 [R4]. Bowers and Borckardt state this variety usually is seen below the VF level.
1799 Irregular Date-15 St 6879 1799 $1 F15 4 16 525
B-4, BB-153 [R3]. A solid coin which exudes originality with crusty surfaces.
1799 Irregular Date-13 St 6880 1799 $1 XF40 2 17 726
1799 Obverse Stars 8X5 6881 1799 $1 VF20 8 46 869
B-23, BB-169 [R5]. Ex. Ayers. A beautiful coin toned in gunmetal and cobalt blues with bronze highlights on the motifs.
1800 6887 1800 $1 XF45 99 161 108193
B-16, BB-187 [R3]. A lovely example of the ''Shooting Star'' reverse.
1800 Wide Date, Low 8 1800 $1
1800 Dotted Date 6889 1800 $1 VF30 10 47 1259
B-14 BB-194 [R2]. Very original coin with a spectrum of colors. (ICG VF35).
1800 12 Arrows 6890 1800 $1 XF45 8 20 927
B-17, BB-196 (R2). Nice coin with strong details and rich, original toning (x NGC XF45).
1800 10 Arrows 6891 1800 $1 VF25 2 10 218
B-15, BB-195 [R3]. Strong details enhance the original surfaces. The first 10-arrows variety certified by PCGS (x NGC).
1800 AMERICAI 6892 1800 $1 VF35 26 50 3166
B-19, BB-192 [R3].
1800 Wide Dt,Low 8,AMERICAI 86888 1800 $1 AU53 1 12
B-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)
1801 6893 1801 $1 XF40 52 136 58161
1802 Narrow Date 40087 1802 $1 XF40 76 190 82227
B-6, BB-241 [R1]. Beautiful rose and iridescent blue color accents intricate detail and smooth surfaces.
1802 Wide Date 40089 1802 $1 XF40 2 6 28
B-5, BB-242 [R5]. A real 1802 wide date with beautiful original surfaces exhibiting exceptional luster.
1802/1 Narrow Date 40090 1802/1 $1 XF40 35 68 3787
1802/1 Wide Date 1802/1 $1
1803 Small 3 6900 1803 $1 AU55 12 18 1422
B-5, BB-252 [R2]. Ex. Cardinal. Beautiful deep blue and cobalt hues complement the strong strike.
1803 Large 3 6901 1803 $1 VF35 47 124 48145
B-2, BB-233 [R4]. Nice original coin with good details.