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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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 $5 J-546 PR65 Red Brown

GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN. RARITY-7. ONLY THREE COINS KNOWN EXIST TODAY. THIS SPECIMEN IS SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$19,950.00

1866 25C J-537 PR65 Brown

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY- 7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,250.00

1866 SEATED $1, J-541 PR65+ Brown

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. WITH MOTTO. GEM SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$13,200.00

1867 - 5C J-573A PR64 Brown

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

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.
$14,750.00

1867 $3 J-596 PR65 Brown

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$24,750.00

1867 25C J-590 PR65 Red Brown

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$9,850.00

1867 5C J-563 PR63 Brown

FEATHERED HEADDRESS LONGACRE DESIGN. CHOICE REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE SECONG HIGHEST GRADED.
$11,950.00

1867 S$1 J-593 PR65

LIBERTY SEATED DESIGN. J-593. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS OF THE ONLY 5 KNOWN. CAC.
$29,950.00

1868 $2.5 ALUMINUM J-654 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. RARITY-7. ONLY CAMEO GRADE AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,750.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. PITTMAN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,750.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED. GARRETT SPECIMEN. CAC.
$19,750.00

1868 $5 ALUMINUM J-660 PR64+

GEM LUSTROUS CAMEO SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE.
$16,500.00

1868 $5 J-656 PR66 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. RARITY-7. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES.
$17,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR66

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. PLAIN EDGE. CAC.
$11,500.00 $10,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR66+

GEM SATIN SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$12,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR67+

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$17,500.00

1868 5C J-626 PR64+ Red Brown

REGULAR ISSUE DESIGN FOR A 3C NICKEL. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$7,650.00

1868 G$1 J-653 PR65

STANDARD DESIGN STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. GARRETT PEDIGEE WITH DOCUMENTATION BACK TO 1882.
$13,200.00