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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1852 RING $1, J-145 THICK PR67+ PCGS

THICK PLANCHET. J-145. SENSATIONAL GOLD RING DOLLAR. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$96,250.00

1858 25C J-221 PR66 PCGS

LIBERTY DESIGN WITH PAQUET DESIGNED EAGLE ON REVERSE. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$43,950.00

1859 50C J-253 PR65+ PCGS

MULED OBVERSES FROM PAQUET AND LONGACRE DESIGNS. CERTAINLY A FANTASY COIN. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT ROSE BLUE TONING. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1859 PAQUET 50C, J-249 PR63 PCGS

J-249. FABULOUS COLOR. RARITY-7. SOLE COIN GRADED BY PCGS WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$12,650.00

1861 CONFEDERATE 1C, COPPER 1C MS62 PCGS

AN ORIGINAL CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA CENT. VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES. ONLY 15 TO 18 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. GARRETT PEDIGREE.
$211,500.00

1863 SEATED S$1 J-347 PR66 Cameo NGC

GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. RARITY-7. TRANSITIONAL ISSUE AS THE MOTTO IS SHOWN ON REVERSE.
$24,750.00

1864 50C J-392 PR66+ Red Brown PCGS

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. FIERY SHADES OF TANGERINE AND PEACH A THE SUPERB PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$18,150.00

1864 S$1 J-396 PR66 PCGS

REGULAR DIES. WITH MOTTO. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. LIGHT BLUE ROSE PATINA ENHANCES THE BEAUTY OF THIS COIN. RARITY-7. JUDD PEDIGREE. CAC.
$46,750.00

1864 S$1 J-397 PR65 Brown PCGS

GEM TRANSITIONAL SEATED DOLLAR IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$27,500.00

1865 $20 LIBERTY J-453 PR66 Brown PCGS

SIMILAR TO REGULAR DIES. GEM FLASHY PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-6+. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$33,000.00

1866 25C J-537 PR65 Brown PCGS

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY- 7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1866 SEATED $1, J-541 PR65+ Brown PCGS

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. WITH MOTTO. GEM SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$15,950.00

1867 $2 1/2 J-595 PR65 Red PCGS

GEM REDS AND LUSTROUS. RARITY-7+. SOLE COIN WITH RED DESIGNATION.
$18,500.00

1867 $2 1/2 J-595 PR66 Brown PCGS

GEM WELL STRUCK SURFACES WITH REDDISH UNDERTONES COMING THROUGH. RARITY-7. CAC.
$16,500.00

1868 $2.5 ALUMINUM J-654 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. RARITY-7. ONLY CAMEO GRADE AT PCGS. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$21,950.00

1868 $3 J-655 PR64 PCGS

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM WHITE LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. TIED FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED. GARRETT SPECIMEN. CAC.
$21,950.00

1868 $5 J-656 PR65 Red Brown PCGS

DUAL DENOMINATION $5 AND 25 FRANCS. GEM MIRRORED SURFACES WITH BROWNISH RED PATINA. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST RED BROWN GRADED COIN AT PCGS.
$22,000.00

1868 10C J-645 PR66 Brown PCGS

GEM GLOSSY BROWN SURFACES. POSTAGE STAMP CURRENCY RELATED. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$16,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR67+ PCGS

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$22,000.00

1869 $2.5 J-770 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

ALUMINUM. RARITY-7. GEM RIVETING DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$24,750.00

1869 10C J-716A PR65 PCGS

GEM PROOF. RUOLZ'S ALLOY. STRUCK IN SILVER. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$13,200.00