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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1870 SEATED LIBERTY 50C, J-993 PR65+ Red Brown

GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,950.00

1870 STANDARD $1, J-1001 PR64 Cameo

PLAIN EDGE. GEM CAMEO SURFACES. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. AN IRIDESCENT HUE ENHANCES THE OVERALL BEAUTY OF THIS SPECIMEN. RARITY-8. MOST LIKELY UNIQUE. KING FAROUK PEDIGREE.
$43,950.00

1870 STANDARD 25C, J-885 PR67+ Red Brown

BARBER SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN WITH GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. COBALT BLUE COLOR ENCHANCES THE BEAUTY OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY PATTERN. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$8,750.00

1870 STANDARD S$1, J-1000 PR66 Cameo

GEM WHITE LUSTROUS CAMEO SURFACES. THIS BARBER SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MOTIFS IN THE PATTERN SERIES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$46,500.00

1870 STANDARD SILVER H10C, J-809 PR65 Cameo

BARBER SEATED DESIGN. LIGHT REDDISH-GOLDEN COLOR WITH BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. RARITY-7. ONLY CAMEO GRADED. CAC.
$7,425.00

1871 25C J-1099 PR66

LONGACRE DESIGN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$18,000.00

1871 50C J-1114 PR64

LONGACRE DESIGN. RARITY-7. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$25,000.00

1871 5C J-1053 PR65

SIMILAR TO THE 3-CENT NICKEL DESIGN. RARITY HIGH-6. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$3,950.00

1871 GOLD $1, J-1162 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-8. KING FAROUK PEDIGREE. CAC.
$24,750.00

1871 H10C J-1062 PR64

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7.
$8,500.00

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 10C, J-1085 PR65 Red Brown

LONGACRE DESIGN. LOVELY RED BROWNISH SURFACES. RARITY HIGH-6. CAC.
$5,750.00

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.
$20,895.00

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.
$65,000.00

1871 LONGACRE S$1 J-1147 PR66+ Red Brown

GEM RED BROWN SURFACES WITH A TINGE OF ROSE/BLUE IRIDESCENT PATINA. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

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.
$24,500.00