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 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 DIE ALIGNMENT III. RAREST DATE GOBRECHT. RARITY-5.
$75,000.00

1871 50C J-1114 PR64

LONGACRE DESIGN. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$22,500.00

1876 SAILOR HEAD $1, J-1458a PR62 Brown

J-1458a. REEDED EDGE. LOVELY REDDISH BROWN PATINA. HIGH RARITY-7.
$27,500.00

1877 S$1 J-1542 PR66 Brown

SAILOR HEAD DESIGN. RARITY-7.
$27,950.00

1879 50C J-1601 PR65

MORGAN DESIGN. HIGH RARITY-6. HW BASS PEDIGREE.
$22,500.00

1885 $3 J-1753 PR63

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-8.
$26,500.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$49,500.00

1851 1C J-128b PR64+

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1852 - $1 J-145 THICK PR66

GEM GOLD $1. THICK VARIETY. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST AT CAC. CAC.
$39,950.00

1852 G$1 J-140 PR66

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$15,950.00

1852 G$1 J-141 PR65

ANNULAR GOLD $1. PLAIN EDGE. RARITY-7+. GORGEOUS SATIN TO SEMI-REFLECTIVE SURFACES EXHIBIT A TOUCH OF SILVERY TINTING TO OTHERWISE DOMINANT ORANGE-GOLD PATINA. CAC
$43,500.00

1852 RING G$1 J-148B PR63

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

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

J-134 RESTRIKE. ONE OF ONLY 4 KNOWN TO EXIST. RARITY-7+. REEDED EDGE. CAC.
$32,500.00

1859 50C J-240B PR64 Brown

UNIQUE. FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD. GARRETT-BASS PEDIGREE.
$19,950.00

1863 10C J-326, J-326 PR65

GEM PROOF. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC. BROWN.
$24,950.00

1864 S$1 J-397 PR65 Brown

GEM TRANSITIONAL SEATED COLLAR IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$23,500.00

1865 50C J-429 PR66

GEM SURFACES. TRANSITIONAL HALF DOLLAR. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$17,950.00

1867 - 5C J-573A PR64 Brown

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

1867 $3 J-596 PR65 Brown

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER.
$22,500.00

1867 S$1 J-593 PR65

LIBERTY SEATED DESIGN. J-593. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS OF THE ONLY 5 KNOWN. CAC.
$29,500.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. PITTMAN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,500.00