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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1859 50C J-250 PR65 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES WITH RED UNDERTONES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,400.00

1859 50C J-253 PR65+

MULED OBVERSES FROM PAQUET AND LONGACRE DESIGNS. CERTAINLY A FANTASY COIN. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT ROSE BLUE TONING. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1859 PAQUET 50C J-249 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. STRUCK IN SILVER, THIS SPECIMEN IS MOSTLY WHITE WITH SATIN LUSTER. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AND ONLY CAMEO GRADED.
$15,400.00

1859 PAQUET 50C, J-249 PR63

J-249. FABULOUS COLOR. RARITY-7. SOLE COIN GRADED BY PCGS WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$12,650.00

1861 CONFEDERATE 1C, COPPER 1C MS62

AN ORIGINAL CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA CENT. VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES. ONLY 15 TO 18 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. GARRETT PEDIGREE.
$210,000.00

1863 SEATED $1 J-346 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM RED CAMEO SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE COIN WITH RED DESIGNATION. CAC.
$60,000.00

1864 S$1 J-397 PR65 Brown

GEM TRANSITIONAL SEATED DOLLAR IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$28,500.00

1865 SEATED 50C J-431 PR66

UNIQUE! GEM WHITE CAMEO. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. PEDIGREE GOES BACK TO 1892. SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN WITH MOTTO ON REVERSE.
$49,500.00

1866 25C J-537 PR65 Brown

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY- 7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1866 SEATED $1, J-541 PR65+ Brown

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. WITH MOTTO. GEM SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$14,250.00

1867 $2 1/2 J-595 PR65 Red

GEM REDS AND LUSTROUS. RARITY-7+. SOLE COIN WITH RED DESIGNATION.
$18,500.00

1867 $2 1/2 J-595 PR66 Brown

GEM WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH REDDISH UNDERTONES COMING THROUGH. RARITY-7. CAC.
$14,850.00

1867 5C J-563 PR63 Brown

FEATHERED HEADDRESS LONGACRE DESIGN. CHOICE REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE SECONG HIGHEST GRADED.
$12,500.00

1868 $2.5 ALUMINUM J-654 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. RARITY-7. ONLY CAMEO GRADE AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$21,950.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED. GARRETT SPECIMEN. CAC.
$21,950.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. PITTMAN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$21,950.00

1868 $5 ALUMINUM J-660 PR64+

GEM LUSTROUS CAMEO SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE.
$17,500.00

1868 10C J-645 PR66 Brown

GEM GLOSSY BROWN SURFACES. POSTAGE STAMP CURRENCY RELATED. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR66+

GEM SATIN SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$14,250.00

1868 10C J-647 PR67+

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$20,850.00

1868 5C J-626 PR64+ Red Brown

REGULAR ISSUE DESIGN FOR A 3C NICKEL. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,950.00