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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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-1116, SILVER PR67 Cameo PCGS

GEM BRIGHT WHITE CAMEO PROOF. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST.
$40,700.00

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

LONGACRE DESIGN. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO KNOWN TO EXIST. BOTH GRADED PR65BN BY PCGS.
$55,000.00

1871 S$1 J-1148 PR65 Red Brown NGC

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RICH DEEP REDDISH BROWN PATINA. RARITY-7.
$19,800.00

1871 S$1 J-1148 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. JUST A SINGLE 66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER. GARRETT SPECIMEN.
$28,500.00

1871 STANDARD S$1, J-1124 PR67 Cameo NGC

*QUALITY. LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY 8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$60,000.00

1871 T$1 J-1156 PR65+ Red PCGS

GEM RED PROOF SURFACES. COMMERCIAL DOLLAR WITH THE FAMOUS LONGACRE INDIAN PRINCESS DESIGN. RARITY-7 TO 8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADE BY TWO GRADES AND ONLY COIN DESIGNATED RED.
$68,750.00

1872 50C J-1201 PR67 Brown PCGS

AMAZONIAN DESIGN. GEM GLOSSY BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$60,000.00

1872 AMAZONIAN $3 J-1237, ALUMINUM PR65 Cameo PCGS

BLAZING LUSTROUS SURFACES. GEM CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. A FABULOUS SPECIMEN FOR A VERY IMPORTANT PATTERN DESIGN.
$62,500.00

1872 LIBERTY $10 J-1248, COPPER PR67+ Red Brown PCGS

MERACULOUSLY PRESERVED, SURFACES STILL HAVE RADIANT RED LUSTER PIERCING THROUGH THE PATINA. RARITY-7. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

1872 LIBERTY HEAD $5 J-1243 PR67+ Brown PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH MUCH RED COLOR PIERCING THROUGH. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$28,600.00

1872 S$1 J-1205 PR62 PCGS

AMAZONIAN STRUCK IN SILVER. RARITY-7. SELDOM EVER OFFERED.
$93,500.00

1872 SEATED LIBERTY $1, J-1210 PR66 RBCAM PCGS

GEM, MOSTLY RED SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$74,250.00

1872 T$1 J-1214 PR65 PCGS

GEM SURFACES ENHANCED WITH A LOVELY BLUE ROSE PATINA. COMMERCIAL DOLLAR. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC.
$38,500.00