Patterns

“Open for me your cabinet of Patterns, and I open for you a record, which, but for these half-forgotten witnesses, would have disappeared under the finger of Time. ....Now, only these live to tell the tale of what might have been.” Those words of Mint Curator Patterson DuBois in the January 1883 American Journal of Numismatics still speak volumes about this often neglected area of U.S. numismatics. Even more than their intended-for-commerce brethren, patterns reflect the events, economics and personalities of their time. The status, origins, the very definition of these frequently enigmatic pieces have been a subject of fascination and debate ever since the little-known Mint products first came to the attention of collectors in the 1830s.

In his 1994 reference United States Patterns and Related Issues, numismatic researcher Andrew W. Pollock III defines a pattern as “an experimental piece which either illustrates a proposed coinage design, or which embo.... (Expand Text)

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1870 STANDARD 50C J-929a PR66 RDCAM

GEM RED. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$14,950.00

1870 STANDARD 50C J-986 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$13,950.00

1871 25C J-1094 PR64 Red Brown

LONGACRE DESIGN IN COPPER. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$10,500.00

1871 25C J-1099 PR66

LONGACRE DESIGN. HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$13,500.00

1871 H10C J-1062 PR64

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7.
$6,950.00

1871 LIBERTY $10, J-1173 PR67 Brown

JUDD-1173. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,950.00

1871 LONGACRE S$1 J-1146 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,500.00

1872 $1 J-1217 PR65 Red Brown

BARBER COMMERCIAL $1. RARITY-8. CAC.
$49,500.00

1873 TRADE $1 J-1322 PR65

RARITY-4.
$8,950.00

1874 BICKFORD $10 J-1374 PR66 Brown

VERY POPULAR DESIGN. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,500.00

1875 TRADE $1, J-1426 PR66

J-1426. A FABULOUS GEM TRADE DOLLAR PATTERN WITH THE ILLOGIC SHIP. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1877 50C J-1525, J-1525 PR67 Brown

LIBERTY CAPPED. RARITY-7. HIGHEST GRADED.
$35,000.00

1877 50C J-1541 PR65 Brown

PAQUET DESIGNED. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,000.00

1879 10C J-1587 PR66 Red Brown

MORGAN DESIGN. RARITY-7. CAC.
$16,500.00

1879 25C J-1591 PR66 Red Brown

WASHLADY. GEM SURFACES. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER. HIGHEST CAC. CAC.
$26,950.00

1879 S$1 J-1604 PR65 Red

WASHLADY DESIGN. GEM RED. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH FULL RED DESIGNATION. CAC.
$79,500.00

1879 S$1 J-1614 PR66 Red Brown

GEM MORGAN DESIGN. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE. HIGHEST CAC. CAC
$21,000.00

1880 $5 J-1663 PR65 Brown

LIBERTY DESIGN. EXTREMELY RARE. RARITY-8. HIGHEST CAC.
$28,500.00

1883 5C J-1714 PR67

RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE.
$11,950.00

1885 $10 J-1755 PR66

GEM PROOF. RARITY-8. ALUMINUM. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00