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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1838 50C J-80 RESTRIKE PR64

LIBERTY DESIGN. RARITY-7. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$22,950.00

1838 GOBRECHT S$1, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 DIE ALIGNMENT III. RAREST DATE GOBRECHT. RARITY-5.
$69,500.00

1838 GOBRECHT S$1, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 RESTRIKE. GEM PROOF. RARITY-5. CAC.
$89,500.00

1879 25C J-1590 PR66

WASHLADY DESIGN. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST DCAM GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,500.00

1885 SNOWDEN S$1 J-1749 PR65

STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-7.
$12,950.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED COIN WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$45,000.00

1836 GOBRECHT $1 J-60 RESTRIKE PR63

CHOICE PROOF. RARITY-1. CAC.
$43,500.00

1851 1C J-128B PR64

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$14,950.00

1852 - $1 J-145 THICK PR66

GEM GOLD $1. THICK VARIETY. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER. SOLE HIGHEST AT CAC. CAC.
$43,500.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

THIN SILVER RING $1. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7.TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$13,500.00

1852 RING G$1 J-148B PR63

RARITY-8. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY CAC.
$24,500.00

1852 SEATED LIBERTY S$1, J-134RES PR64 Brown

J-134 RESTRIKE. ONE OF ONLY 4 KNOWN TO EXIST. RARITY-7+. REEDED EDGE. CAC.
$32,500.00

1859 50C J-240B PR64 Brown

UNIQUE. FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD. GARRETT-BASS PEDIGREE.
$19,500.00

1863 10C J-326, J-326 PR65

GEM PROOF. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC. BROWN.
$22,500.00

1864 S$1 J-397 PR65 Brown

GEM TRANSITIONAL SEATED COLLAR IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$24,500.00

1867 - 5C J-573A PR64 Brown

SHIELD DESIGN. RARITY-8. TIED WITH 2 FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,950.00

1867 $3 J-596 PR65 Brown

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER.
$23,500.00

1867 25C J-590 PR65 Red Brown

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$9,250.00

1867 S$1 J-593 PR65

LIBERTY SEATED DESIGN. J-593. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,950.00

1868 $5 J-656 PR66 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$19,500.00