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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1838 GOBRECHT S$1 J-84 RES, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

RESTRIKE. GEM, WITH VERY LIGHT OVERALL TONE. DIE ALIGNMENT III. RARITY-5.
$77,000.00

1838 S$1 J-84 RESTRIKE PR65

GOBRECHT DOLLAR. NAME OMITTED. RARITY-5. SUPERB GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT BLUE ROSE PATINA. VERY POPULAR PATTERN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$169,500.00

1861 CSA RESTRIKE 50C MS64

CONFEDERATE 50C RESTRIKE. ONLY 4 ORIGINAL CONFEDERATE 50C EXIST TODAY. STRUCK ON A 1861 REGULAR ISSUE 50C, ONLY 500 WERE MADE.
$19,750.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$54,950.00

1839 GOBRECHT $1 J-104 RES PR65

GEM PROOF SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$148,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-104RES, RESTRIKE PR64+

RESTRIKE. GEM RICH SEAGREEN/BLUE TONE BLANKETED OVER GEM SURFACES. RARITY-3. JUST THREE MS65 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$82,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-105, RESTRIKE PR65

GEM LUSTROUS PROOF SURFACES. PLAIN EDGE. DIE ALIGNMENT III. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$148,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-108 RESTRIKE PR64

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS AS THE THIRD KNOWN PIECE IS IN THE ANS COLLECTION. THE PEDIGREE OF THIS COIN CAN BE TRACED BACK OVER A CENTURY.
$192,500.00

1839 LIBERTY 50C J-98, RESTRIKE PR66 Red Brown

RESTRIKE. BACKWARD FACING LIBERTY HEAD. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$49,500.00

1851 1C J-128B PR64

1/10TH SILVER. RARITY-8.
$17,500.00

1851 1C J-128b PR64+

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$23,000.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

THIN SILVER RING $1. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$16,500.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

RING DOLLAR. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$16,500.00

1852 G$1 J-140 PR66

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$19,250.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$13,750.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$13,750.00

1852 GOLD $1, J-145 THICK PR66

GEM GOLD $1. THICK VARIETY. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST AT CAC. CAC.
$52,250.00

1852 RING $1, J-145 THICK PR67+

THICK PLANCHET. J-145. SENSATIONAL GOLD RING DOLLAR. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$82,500.00

1852 SEATED LIBERTY S$1, J-134RES PR64 Brown

J-134 RESTRIKE. ONE OF ONLY 4 KNOWN TO EXIST. RARITY-7+. REEDED EDGE. CAC.
$38,500.00

1858 25C J-221 PR66

LIBERTY DESIGN WITH PAQUET DESIGNED EAGLE ON REVERSE. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$43,950.00

1859 50C J-250 PR65 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES WITH RED UNDERTONES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00