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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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 PR66+ PCGS

GEM SATIN SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$14,250.00

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

1869 G$1 J-767 PR66+ PCGS

STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH ICY DEVICES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$27,500.00

1869 LIBERTY $5 J-776, ALUMINUM PR65+ Deep Cameo PCGS

STRUCK ON AN ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$29,700.00

1869 SEATED 10C J-717a PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO. RUOLZ'S ALLOY. STRUCK IN NICKEL. RARITY-7. CAC.
$11,500.00

1869 SEATED LIBERTY $1 J-964 PR66 Cameo PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH ICY WHITE DEVICES. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1870 25C J-889 PR66 PCGS

STANDARD DESIGN. RARITY-7. JUST 2 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$8,250.00

1870 2C J-793 PR62 PCGS

VERY UNIQUE PLACHET USING BONDED SILVER ON ONE SIDE AND COPPER ON THE OTHER. HIGH RARITY-7. ONLY ONE OTHER COIN GRADED.
$16,500.00

1870 50C J-995 PR65 PCGS

REGULAR SEATED LIBERTY DIES BUT STRUCK IN NICKEL. WHILE RARITY-8, IT IS THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE. MOST LIKELY IT IS UNIQUE. CAC.
$32,950.00

1870 LIBERTY $20 GILT J-1038, GILT PR64 PCGS

GEM BRIGHT GILT SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GILT SPECIMEN GRADED AT PCGS. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE.
$49,500.00

1870 LIBERTY $5 GILT J-1032 PR64 PCGS

GEM GILT PROOF SURFACES. REGULAR DIES. HIGH RARITY-7. ONLY GILT SPECIMEN GRADED. CAC.
$25,250.00

1870 LONGACRE S$1 J-1017 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BEAUTIFUL INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. CAC.
$22,500.00

1870 S$1 J-1018 PR67 PCGS

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS. RARITY-7. FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$119,500.00

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

GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$21,450.00

1870 STANDARD $1, J-1001 PR64 Cameo PCGS

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.
$49,500.00

1870 STANDARD H10C J-810 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS PROOF SURFACES WITH A TINGE OF LIGHT PATINA. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$8,750.00

1871 $1 J-1137 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED FLASHY WHITE SURFACES WITH ICY CAMEO DEVICES. STANDARD DOLLAR STRUCK IN ALUMINUM SHOWING THE FAMOUS LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-8. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN TO EXIST.
$66,000.00

1871 $20 J-1176 PR64 Red Brown PCGS

REGULAR DIES. GEM PROOF PREDOMINANTLY RED SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,500.00