Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars

HOF 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Current
Rank
1
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
65.843
GPA with
Top Bonuses
65.843
GPA
Weighted
64.814
About This Set: A lifelong dream set that will never ever be truly completed.
Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1794 86851 1794 $1 SP66 1 0 12
1795 Flowing Hair 39986 1795 $1 MS64+ 1 1 25
I have loved this coin since the moment I saw it a decade ago. At the time, it was in an NGC 65 holder. Aside from the beautiful original golden toning, its strongest attribute is the full and flowing luster across the surfaces. A lovely coin!
1795 Draped Bust 39996 1795 $1 MS66 1 0 20
The Eliasberg specimen....the finest known. Ex NGC MS67. Full flowing cartwheel luster graced by a kiss of delicate toning. The reverse is simply spectacular with luminous mint bloom on the eagle and clouds.
1796 6859 1796 $1 MS65 1 0 10
This stunning example of the 1796 dollar is the absolute finest known. The fields are alive with semi prooflike flash and the color is simply outstanding. While a bit dark, the coin is a solid gem due to the eye appeal and flash.
1797 40004 1797 $1 MS64 2 0 40
The Green-Newman-Morelan specimen. Delightfully lustrous for the date with a very sharp strike. The even toning serves to frame the devices which stand out nicely from the fields. A bit of shiny contact on the cheek and a few lines on the neck of Liberty prevent the gem classification.
1798 Small Eagle Reverse 40006 1798 $1 MS63 1 0 10
The Cleneay-Green-Newman-Morelan specimen. This coin is the finest known for this transitional type. It has full flowing luster and wonderful toning. A bit baggy with a touch of high point friction, it is nonetheless a marvelous example of a date that is almost never found nice.
1798 Heraldic Eagle Reverse 6877 1798 $1 MS65 1 0 20
The Stellar-Morelan specimen. Sharply struck and wonderfully lustrous, with full cartwheels front and back. A blush of dusky toning over white silvery surfaces. A tick or two do not detract.
1799 6878 1799 $1 MS66 2 0 20
The Boston-Morelan specimen. Held for nearly two centuries in a Boston area family's collection. Famed dollar collector Jack Lee once called this the "only early dollar in true unc" than he had seen. It is wonderfully original with full flowing luster. The only distraction are a few fingerprints on the obverse that are translucent with the light. The reverse is full MS67 quality.
1800 6887 1800 $1 MS65+ 1 0 10
The Fairfield-Morelan specimen. This is an old time gem with a classic look. The surfaces are nearly perfect with beautiful multicolored toning and luster about the edges.
1801 6893 1801 $1 MS65 1 0 20
Full, flowing cartwheel luster with fairly clean surfaces overlayed with beautiful, original toning. This coin's main flaw is a series of light friction lines on Liberty's cheek ...and there is some debate as to whether or not those are enough to prevent a gem grade. My personal in hand opinion is that it is indeed a gem although it will never CAC. Certainly one of the finest survivors of the date.
1802 40093 1802/1 $1 MS64 1 0 45
The Green-Newman-Morelan specimen. Beautiful, flashy obverse with multicolored toning over prooflike surfaces. The devices are nicely frosty, as is the reverse. A small unfortunate scratch in front of Liberty's face prevents a gem classification.
1803 40101 1803 $1 MS65 1 0 10
The Green-Newman-Morelan specimen. This coin is an amazing gem with velvety mint frost on the devices and full cartwheel luster under variable golden and rainbow toning. A few ticks hardly distract from the amazing eye appeal of this finest known example.

Comments


Do you really own the most valuable coin in the world!!!! CONGRATULATIONS 👍👍👍👍. A dream set all wish to have👍.

Posted at 3/9/2019 7:24 PM by markelman

Really Beautiful. Congrats!

Posted at 1/23/2019 4:03 AM by Raptor2000

What a marvellous set, a pleasure to look at!

Posted at 1/18/2019 11:34 PM by greententacle

Very beautiful set.

Posted at 1/18/2019 10:12 AM by Stebbing

This IS a Dream Set of Early Dollars that will never be topped.

Posted at 5/10/2018 5:14 PM by Pazio

Stunning

Posted at 1/13/2018 7:26 PM by mgguy

Gorgeous set.

Posted at 1/19/2017 6:46 PM by pbran

Bruce, I saw your early dollar set yesterday. It is absolutely phenomonal. BJ wouldn't open the case so I could not look at them closely, although I asked several times. I really wanted to see what the 1796, 1801 and 1803. Maybe another time. Congratulations on what no one before you has ever done.

Posted at 1/6/2017 9:15 AM by Zimmerman

Bruce, I saw your early dollar set yesterday. It is absolutely phenomonal. BJ wouldn't open the case so I could not look at them closely, although I asked several times. I really wanted to see what the 1796, 1801 and 1803. Maybe another time. Congratulations on what no one before you has ever done.

Posted at 1/6/2017 9:15 AM by Zimmerman

I can't wait to see all 12 of these in person at the 2017 FUN Convention!

Posted at 12/1/2016 1:00 PM by wdperki

I can't wait to see all 12 of these in person at the 2017 FUN Convention!

Posted at 12/1/2016 1:00 PM by wdperki

Absolutely Beautiful Early Dollars..............

Posted at 5/1/2016 12:43 PM by derf21

Awesome set - best of the best! Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement

Posted at 2/22/2015 6:59 PM by EastonCollection

Hi Bruce,

Posted at 1/30/2015 2:13 PM by icrf03

What a great set!! Beyond words.

Posted at 12/29/2014 1:55 PM by DAM

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