“1737” (ca. 1860s) Higley Copper by J.A. Bolen. Silver. Musante JAB-10, Kenney-4, W-14285. MS-62 (PCGS). A handsome specimen of one of Bolens most desired colonial copies, here presented in silver, the most coveted of compositions though the original Higleys were struck in copper only. The surfaces are soft gray silver with just a trace of deeper patina close to the rims. According to Musante, just two examples were struck in silver by Bolen, but the dies were sold by him to Dr. Frank Smith Edwards in or shortly after 1864, and it is believed that he made some additional impressions. In fact, Musante felt that this one was probably an Edwards product based on its thickness. However, unlike other issues that were struck by both Bolen and Edwards, it does not seem that a large number were made by Edwards, as these are still very rare in silver. Our archives include only a single example, this one. From the Neil Musante Collection, our sale of February 2014, lot 121; The Eagle Hill Collection, our sale of August 2016, lot 1079; our sale of October 2018, lot 6350.