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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1868 LIBERTY SEATED S$1 J-652 PR67 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,500.00

1869 $2 1/2 J-770 PR66

ALUMINUM. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$22,500.00

1869 10C J-716A PR65

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

1869 50C J-757 PR65 Red Brown

STANDARD DESIGN. RARITY-7. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$5,950.00

1869 SEATED 10C J-717a PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. RUOLZ'S ALLOY. STRUCK IN NICKEL. RARITY-7. CAC.
$12,500.00

1870 - 25C J-877 PR65

STANDARD SILVER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$6,250.00

1870 10C J-839 PR65 Red Brown

GEM STANDARD DESIGN. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$6,500.00

1870 10C J-847 PR64

STANDARD DESIGN. ALUMINUM. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$4,350.00

1870 10C J-856 PR65

STANDARD DESIGN. BRIGHT AND FLASHY. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$2,950.00

1870 25C J-888 PR67

STANDARD SILVER. FABULOUS COLOR. R-5. SOLE HIGHEST. CAC.
$6,950.00

1870 25C J-889 PR66

STANDARD DESIGN. RARITY-7. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$6,500.00

1870 50C J-947 PR66 Brown

STANDARD DESIGN. RARITY-7. HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$13,500.00

1870 S$1 J-1018 PR67

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS. RARITY-7. FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$79,500.00

1870 SEATED 25C J-886 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. BARBER LIBERTY SEATED DESIGN. RARITY-7. CAC.
$12,500.00

1870 STANDARD 50C J-986 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$10,950.00

1871 25C J-1094 PR64 Red Brown

LONGACRE DESIGN IN COPPER. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC
$10,500.00

1871 H10C J-1062 PR64

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7.
$6,950.00

1871 LIBERTY $10, J-1173 PR67 Brown

JUDD-1173. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,950.00

1871 LONGACRE S$1 J-1146 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,500.00

1872 $1 J-1217 PR65 Red Brown

BARBER COMMERCIAL $1. RARITY-8. CAC.
$49,500.00

1872 50C J-1201 PR67 Red Brown

AMAZONIAN DESIGN. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE.
$59,500.00