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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1871 S$1 J-1138C PR65 Brown PCGS

FABULOUS LONGACRE DOLLAR. LOVELY REDDISH/BROWN PATINA. RARITY-8. ONE TWO BELIEVE TO EXIST.
$55,000.00

1871 S$1 J-1138C PR65 Brown PCGS

LONGACRE DESIGN. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO KNOWN TO EXIST. BOTH GRADED PR65BN BY PCGS.
$55,000.00

1871 S$1 J-1148 PR65 Red Brown NGC

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RICH DEEP REDDISH BROWN PATINA. RARITY-7.
$19,800.00

1871 S$1 J-1148 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER. GARRETT SPECIMEN.
$28,500.00

1871 STANDARD S$1, J-1124 PR67 Cameo NGC

*QUALITY. LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY 8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$60,000.00

1871 T$1 J-1156 PR65+ Red PCGS

GEM RED PROOF SURFACES. COMMERCIAL DOLLAR WITH THE FAMOUS LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7 TO 8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE BY TWO GRADES AND ONLY COIN DESIGNATED RED.
$68,750.00

1872 50C J-1201 PR67 Brown PCGS

AMAZONIAN DESIGN. GEM GLOSSY BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$60,000.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $10 J-1246 PR64 Brown PCGS

NEAR GEM AMAZONIAN $10 WITH LOTS OF MINT RED APPARENT. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$45,000.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $3 J-1237, ALUMINUM PR65 Cameo PCGS

BLAZING LUSTROUS SURFACES. GEM CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. A FABULOUS SPECIMEN FOR A VERY IMPORTANT PATTERN DESIGN.
$62,500.00

1872 LIBERTY $10 J-1248, COPPER PR67+ Red Brown PCGS

MERACULOUSLY PRESERVED, SURFACES STILL HAVE RADIANT RED LUSTER PIERCING THROUGH THE PATINA. RARITY-7. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

1872 LIBERTY HEAD $5 J-1243 PR67+ Brown PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH MUCH RED COLOR PIERCING THROUGH. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$28,600.00

1872 S$1 J-1205 PR62 PCGS

AMAZONIAN STRUCK IN SILVER. RARITY-7. SELDOM EVER OFFERED.
$93,500.00

1872 SEATED LIBERTY $1, J-1210 PR66 RBCAM PCGS

GEM, MOSTLY RED SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$74,250.00

1872 T$1 J-1214 PR65 PCGS

GEM SURFACES ENHANCED WITH A LOVELY BLUE ROSE PATINA. COMMERCIAL DOLLAR. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$38,500.00

1873 SEATED 50C J-1272 PR66 Red PCGS

NO ARROWS STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY SPECIMAN GRADED WITH RED DESIGNATION.
$27,500.00

1873 SEATED 50C J-1272 PR67 Brown PCGS

NO ARROWS. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1874 G$1 J-1365 PR65 Brown PCGS

GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. BASS PEDIGREE.
$21,950.00

1874 LIBERTY $20 J-1381 PR66+ Brown PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$60,000.00

1875 20C J-1392 PR65 PCGS

SAILOR HEAD. GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT SEA GREEN TONING. RARITY-6. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. CAC.
$21,950.00

1875 25C J-1417 PR63 Cameo PCGS

STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. REGULAR ISSUE DIES. CHOICE CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. CAC.
$24,750.00

1875 G$1 GILT J-1432 PR64 PCGS

REGULAR DIES. STRUCK IN COPPER. GLISTENING GOLDEN GILT SURFACES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$16,500.00