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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1878 $2.5 J-1567, J-1567 PR65 Red Brown PCGS

GEM RED BROWN SURFACES ADORN THIS POPULAR MISS LIBERTY DESIGN AND EAGLE REVERSE BY GEORGE MORGAN. RARITY-7. THIS IS THE SOLE RED BROWN DESIGNATED SPECIMEN. BASS PEDIGREE.
$27,500.00

1878 $5 GILT J-1574 PR63 PCGS

BARBER FLOWING HAIR DESIGN. CHOICE GILTED SURFACES. HIGH RARITY-6. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$24,750.00

1878 $5 J-1568A PR66+ Red Brown PCGS

SUPERB GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. BASS PEDIGREE.
$27,500.00

1878 $5 J-1574 PR67 Brown PCGS

FLOWING HAIR DESIGN. GEM SURFACES WITH LOTS OF MINT RED EVIDENT. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH A CAC STICKER. CAC.
$32,950.00

1878 GILT $2.5 J-1567, J-1567 PR64 NGC

LIBERTY HEAD WITH HAIR IN A BUN. TIED FOR FINEST GILT SPECIMEN CERTIFIED. RARITY-7.
$24,750.00

1878 LIBERTY CAPPED $10 J-1580 Gilt, GILT PR62 Deep Cameo PCGS

FABULOUS GILT SPECIMEN OF A GREAT GOLD PATTERN RARITY. RARITY-7.
$38,500.00

1878 LIBERTY HEAD $5 J-1576 PR66+ Brown PCGS

GEM BROWN REDDISH SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$27,500.00

1878 MORGAN $1 J-1553, J-1553 PR65+ Red Brown CACG

MORGAN DESIGN. GEM RED BROWNISH SURFACES ADORN THIS SPECTAULAR COIN STRUCK IN COPPER. BELIEVED TO BE UNIQUE WITH A PEDIGREE THAT GOES BACK TO 1895. ONCE KING FAROUK OWNED THIS AMAZING RARITY. J-1553. CAC.
$209,000.00

1878 MORGAN S$1 J-1565 PR67 BNCAM PCGS

GEM PROOF WITH ELOQUENT SEA GREEN PATINA. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1878 STANDARD $1 J-1554b PR65+ Red Brown PCGS

STANDARD DOLLAR. GEM RED BROWN LUSTROUS SURFACES. RARITY-7. ONLY FOUR KNOWN TO EXIST. THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. GARRETT PEDIGREE. CAC.
$38,500.00

1879 $1 J-1622 PR67 Cameo PCGS

METRIC DOLLAR STRUCK IN SILVER. GEM WHITE CAMEO PROOF. RARITY-7. MORGAN LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN.
$28,500.00

1879 50C J-1601 PR65 PCGS

MORGAN DESIGN. HIGH RARITY-6. HW BASS PEDIGREE.
$24,750.00

1879 GOLOID METRIC $1 J-1632 PR66 Red PCGS

MORGAN'S MISS LIBERTY DESIGN. GEM RED PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. PEDIGREED TO COLONEL GREEN.
$47,500.00

1879 GOLOID METRIC $1 J-1634 PR64+ Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO SURFACES STRUCK IN ALUMINUM. UNIQUE. KING FAROUK PEDIGREE. CAC.
$49,500.00

1879 METRIC S$1 J-1623 PR65 Red PCGS

GEM RED SURFACES. RARITY-7. THIS IS THE SOLE SPECIMEN GRADED IN THE RED CATAGORY.
$27,500.00

1879 MORGAN S$1 J-1615 PR68 Cameo PCGS

WOW. AN INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE OF A MORGAN DOLLAR PATTERN. THE COLOR IS MESMERIZING. ONE OF THE FEW MORGAN DOLLAR PATTERNS SILVER DOLLAR EXPERT, WAYNE MILLER, EVER OWNED. CAC.
$77,000.00

1879 QUINTUPLE STELLA J-1644 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

FABULOUS GEM RED/BROWN LUSTROUS SURFACES. FULLY STRUCK. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$299,500.00

1879 S$1 J-1629 PR69 PCGS

WONDER COIN! SPECTACULAR SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY NEAR PERFECTION. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY FAR. GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR. GARRETT SPECIMEN PEDIGREED BACK TO 1886.
$57,500.00

1879 WASHLADY 25C J-1591 PR67 Red Brown PCGS

GEM FLASHY MOSTLY RED CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. J-1591. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$49,500.00

1879 WASHLADY DESIGN S$1, J-1604 PR65 Red PCGS

GEM RED. J-1604. RARITY-6. ONLY COIN GRADED WITH FULL RED DESIGNATION BY EITHER SERVICE. CAC.
$121,000.00

1879 WASHLADY S$1 J-1603 PR66+ PCGS

TIED FOR THE FINEST WASHLADY DOLLAR STRUCK IN SILVER. GEM PR SURFACES ENRICHED BY ELEGANT KADEIDOSCOPE OF PATINA. BASS PEDIGREE. CAC
$175,000.00