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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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 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.
$9,350.00

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

1871 LIBERTY $10, J-1173 PR67 Brown PCGS

JUDD-1173. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1138C PR66 Red PCGS

GEM RED LUSTROUS SURFACES. FINEST KNOWN OF THREE COINS STRUCK. RARITY-8.
$71,500.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1141 PR66+ Red Brown PCGS

GEM PROOF RED BROWN SURFACES WITH A BLUISH HIGHLIGHTS. RARITY-7+. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$19,800.00

1871 LONGACRE $1 J-1143 PR66 Cameo PCGS

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 PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH ICY WHITE DEVICES. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. RARITY-7. JUST A SINGLE PR66+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$30,250.00

1871 LONGACRE 25C J-1099, BASS PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO SURFACES LAYERED WITH LIGHT BLUE/ROSE IRRIDESCENT TONING. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$23,000.00

1871 LONGACRE 50C, J-1114 PR67+ Cameo PCGS

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM CAMEO SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$71,500.00

1871 LONGACRE S$1, J-1144 PR65 Cameo PCGS

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM WHITE CAMEO SURFACES. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. UNIQUE.
$46,750.00

1871 S$1 J-1138C PR65 Brown PCGS

FABULOUS LONGACRE DOLLAR. LOVELY REDDISH/BROWN PATINA. RARITY-8. ONE TWO BELIEVE TO EXIST.
$55,000.00