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 50C J-80 RESTRIKE PR64

LIBERTY DESIGN. RARITY-7. HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$22,500.00

1838 GOBRECHT S$1, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 DIE ALIGNMENT III. RAREST DATE GOBRECHT. RARITY-5.
$67,500.00

1838 GOBRECHT S$1, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 RESTRIKE. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$69,500.00

1869 10C J-716A PR65

GEM PROOF. RUOLZ'S ALLOY. STRUCK IN SILVER. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$13,950.00

1879 25C J-1590 PR66

WASHLADY DESIGN. RARITY-6. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR65

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. CAC.
$26,000.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST CAC COIN. CAC.
$45,000.00

1836 G$1 J-70 PR65 Brown

LIBERTY CAP DESIGN. STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$11,500.00

1851 1C J-128B PR64

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER. CAC.
$14,950.00

1852 - $1 J-145 THICK PR66

GEM GOLD $1. THICK VARIETY. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST AT CAC. CAC.
$38,500.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

THIN SILVER RING $1. RARITY-7. CAC.
$14,500.00

1852 G$1 J-140 PR66

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$17,950.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$12,950.00

1852 RING G$1 J-148B PR63

RARITY-8. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY CAC.
$24,500.00

1859 50C J-240B PR64 Brown

UNIQUE. FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD. BASS PEDIGREE.
$19,500.00

1859 PAQUET 50C, J-249 PR63

FABULOUS COLOR. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE GRADED BY PCGS. ONLY CAC.
$12,500.00

1863 25C J-337 PR65

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST. ONLY CAC.
$12,500.00

1863 50C J-338 PR65

GEM SILVER 50C. GOD OUR TRUST. RARITY-5. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$8,250.00

1865 50C J-429 PR66

TRANSITIONAL 50C. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

1867 - 5C J-573A PR64 Brown

SHIELD DESIGN. RARITY-8. TIED WITH 2 FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,950.00

1867 $3 J-596 PR65 Brown

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER.
$23,500.00