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)

View as Grid List
Sort by
Display per page

1879 S$1 J-1629 PR69 PCGS

WONDER COIN! SPECTACULAR SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY NEAR PERFECTION. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY FAR. GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR. GARRETT SPECIMEN PEDIGREED BACK TO 1886.
$57,500.00

1879 WASHLADY 25C J-1591 PR67 Red Brown PCGS

GEM FLASHY MOSTLY RED CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. J-1591. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1879 WASHLADY DESIGN S$1, J-1604 PR65 Red PCGS

GEM RED. J-1604. RARITY-6. ONLY COIN GRADED WITH FULL RED DESIGNATION BY EITHER SERVICE. CAC.
$121,000.00

1879 WASHLADY S$1 J-1603 PR66+ PCGS

TIED FOR THE FINEST WASHLADY DOLLAR STRUCK IN SILVER. GEM PR SURFACES ENRICHED BY ELEGANT KADEIDOSCOPE OF PATINA. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC
$187,000.00

1879 WASHLADY S$1 J-1603 PR66+ PCGS

TIED FOR FINEST WASHLADY DOLLARS. GEM PRISTINE SURFACES WITH LIGHT BLUE/ROSE PATINA. CAC.
$187,000.00

1880 $5 J-1663 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE.
$38,500.00

1880 GOLOID METRIC $1 J-1652 PR66+ Red PCGS

GEM RED PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$34,650.00

1880 GOLOID S$1 J-1650 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. METRIC DESIGN BY MORGAN. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$22,500.00

1880 GOLOID S$1 J-1650 PR65 Cameo PCGS

METRIC DOLLAR STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. GEM FROSTED CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$22,500.00

1880 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 MS65 Proof Like PCGS

GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. ONLY 1,OOO COINS STRUCK. SOLE AND HIGHEST GRADED PROOFLIKE AT PCGS.
$30,250.00

1880 LIBERTY $5 J-1663 PR65 Brown PCGS

LIBERTY DESIGN. EXTREMELY RARE. RARITY-8. HIGHEST CAC. FAROUK PEDIGREE. CAC.
$38,500.00

1880 S$1 J-1645 PR66 PCGS

GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-6+. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$19,750.00

1880 S$1 J-1651 PR66 PCGS

GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR. GEM FLASHY LUSTROUS SURFACES ENHANCED BY BLUE ROSE PATINA. RARITY-6. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$22,000.00

1882 SHIELD EARRING 25C J-1698 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF ENHANCED WITH DELEGATE IRIDESCENT PATINA. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE.
$99,000.00

1885 $3 J-1753 PR63 PCGS

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-8.
$29,500.00

1885 $3 J-1753 PR64 PCGS

CHOICE ALUMINUM SURFACES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,500.00

1885 LIBERTY $10, J-1755 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO ALUMINUM SURFACES. RARITY-8.
$27,500.00

1885 S$1 J-1747 PR66 PCGS

SNOWDEN DOLLAR. GEM PROOF SURFACES ENHANCED BY AMAZING KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLORS. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$44,000.00

1885 SNOWDEN DOLLAR J-1749 PR68 Cameo PCGS

ALUMINUM. GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. TRULY A REMARKABLE SPECIMEN OF THIS VERY FAMOUS PATTERN DESIGN. RARITY-7+. CAC.
$121,000.00

1885 SNOWDEN S$1 J-1747 PR65+ PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES. REGULAR DIES, BUT WITH "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
$32,950.00

1890 INDIAN 1C J-1758 MS64+ PCGS

STRUCK IN COPPER-NICKEL. NEAR GEM SURFACES. RARITY-8. FINEST OF THREE KNOWN. CAC.
$19,750.00