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 GOLD $1, J-1162 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-8. KING FAROUK PEDIGREE. CAC.
$25,850.00

1871 H10C J-1062 PR64

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7.
$8,750.00

1871 LIBERTY $10, J-1173 PR67 Brown

JUDD-1173. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1138C PR66 Red

GEM RED LUSTROUS SURFACES. FINEST KNOWN OF THREE COINS STRUCK. RARITY-8.
$65,000.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1143 PR66 Cameo

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO KNOWN. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$49,500.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1149, SILVER PR66 Cameo

GEM BRIGHT WHITE CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$29,950.00

1871 LONGACRE 25C J-1099, BASS PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM CAMEO SURFACES LAYERED WITH LIGHT BLUE/ROSE IRRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$23,000.00

1871 LONGACRE 50C J-1116, SILVER PR67 Cameo

GEM BRIGHT WHITE CAMEO PROOF. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST.
$41,250.00

1871 LONGACRE 50C, J-1114 PR67+ Cameo

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM CAMEO SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$71,500.00

1871 LONGACRE S$1, J-1144 PR65 Cameo

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM WHITE CAMEO SURFACES. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. UNIQUE.
$43,950.00

1871 LONGACRE SILVER 5C J-1067, SILVER PR65+

GEM BRIGHT WHITE CAMEO SURFACES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST AND ONLY CAMEO GRADED. CAC.
$25,850.00

1871 S$1 J-1135 PR66 Brown

LONGACRE DESIGN. GEM GLOSSY BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,950.00

1871 S$1 J-1138C PR65 Brown

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-1138C PR65 Brown

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

1871 S$1 J-1147 PR66 Brown

LONGACRE PRINCESS DESIGN.GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES WITH SOME RED PIERCING THROUGH. HIGH RARITY-6.
$21,950.00

1871 S$1 J-1148 PR66 Red Brown

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER. GARRETT SPECIMEN.
$28,600.00

1872 50C J-1201 PR67 Brown

AMAZONIAN DESIGN. GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$65,000.00

1872 50C J-1201 PR67 Red Brown

AMAZONIAN DESIGN. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES.
$65,000.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $1 J-1206 PR65+ Brown

GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. A FABULOUS EXAMPLE OF POSSIBLY THE MOST DESIRABLE PATTERN DESIGN BY WILLIAM BARBER.
$76,500.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $1 J-1206 PR65+ Brown

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH MINT RED STILL EVIDENT. DEVICES APPEAR TO BE CAMEO. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$76,500.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $10 J-1246 PR64 Brown

NEAR GEM AMAZONIAN $10 WITH LOTS OF MINT RED APPARENT. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$43,950.00