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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1873 SEATED 50C J-1272 PR66 Red PCGS

NO ARROWS STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY SPECIMAN GRADED WITH RED DESIGNATION.
$27,500.00

1873 SEATED 50C J-1272 PR67 Brown PCGS

NO ARROWS. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00

1874 BICKFORD $10 J-1374 PR66 Brown NGC

BICKFORD DESIGN. J-1374. GEM CHOCOLATE SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$35,750.00

1874 G$1 J-1365 PR65 Brown PCGS

GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. BASS PEDIGREE.
$21,950.00

1874 LIBERTY $20 J-1381 PR66+ Brown PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$60,000.00

1875 20C J-1392 PR65 PCGS

SAILOR HEAD. GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT SEA GREEN TONING. RARITY-6. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE. CAC.
$21,950.00

1875 25C J-1417 PR63 Cameo PCGS

STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. REGULAR ISSUE DIES. CHOICE CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-8. CAC.
$24,750.00

1875 G$1 GILT J-1432 PR64 PCGS

REGULAR DIES. STRUCK IN COPPER. GLISTENING GOLDEN GILT SURFACES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$16,500.00

1875 LIBERTY $2.5 J-1435, ALUMINUM PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

ALUMINUM PLANCHET. GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AND ONLY ONE WITH A DEEP CAMEO DESIGNATION.
$39,600.00

1875 LIBERTY G$1 J-1433, ALUMINUM PR66+ Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ALUMINUM PLANCHET. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1875 SAILOR HEAD $5 J-1439 GILT, J-1439 GILT PR65 GILT PCGS

GEM SURFACES AND PERFECTLY GILTED. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC
$38,500.00

1875 SAILOR HEAD $5 J-1439 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

GEM PROOF RED-BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$24,750.00

1876 - $1 J-1463 PR62 Brown PCGS

J-1458a. REEDED EDGE. LOVELY REDDISH BROWN PATINA. HIGH RARITY-7.
$29,950.00

1876 $20, J-1491 PR65 Brown PCGS

GEM CHOCOLATE PATINA ADORNS THIS COPPER LIBERTY $20 LIBERTY. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. BASS PEDIGREE.
$66,000.00

1876 SEATED 25C, J-1455 PR64+ Red Brown PCGS

GEM RICH RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-8. MOST LIKELY UNIQUE.
$24,750.00

1877 50C J-1505 PR64 Brown PCGS

VERY CHOICE BROWN/REDDISH SURFACES. ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN. RARITY-8. FAROUK PEDIGREE.
$82,500.00

1877 50C J-1517 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

MORGAN DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7.
$38,500.00

1877 50C J-1541 PR65 Brown PCGS

PAQUET DESIGNED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$41,250.00

1877 CAPPED LIBERTY 50C J-1539 PR66 Brown PCGS

BARBER LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN. GEM GLOSSY BROWN LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$43,950.00

1877 LIBERTY 50C J-1539 PR65+ Red Brown PCGS

GEM, VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS SURFACES. LARGE LIBERTY HEAD WITH A WIDE BAND ON CAP. SOLE RED/BROWN COIN GRADED. RARITY-8. CAC.
$49,500.00

1878 - $5 J-1569 PR68 Brown PCGS

FABULOUS COPPERY/BLUE PATINA. THE DEVICES APPEAR CAMEO. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$45,000.00