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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1838 50C J-80 RESTRIKE PR64

LIBERTY DESIGN. RARITY-7. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$22,950.00

1838 GOBRECHT S$1, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64

J-84 DIE ALIGNMENT III. RAREST DATE GOBRECHT. RARITY-5.
$69,500.00

1864 S$1 J-397 PR65 Brown

GEM TRANSITIONAL SEATED COLLAR IN COPPER. RARITY-7. CAC.
$24,500.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED COIN WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$45,000.00

1836 GOBRECHT $1 J-60 RESTRIKE PR63

CHOICE PROOF. RARITY-1. CAC.
$43,500.00

1851 1C J-128B PR64

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$14,950.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

THIN SILVER RING $1. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$14,950.00

1852 G$1 J-140 PR66

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$17,950.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7.TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$13,500.00

1852 RING G$1 J-148B PR63

RARITY-8. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY CAC.
$24,500.00

1852 SEATED LIBERTY S$1, J-134RES PR64 Brown

J-134 RESTRIKE. ONE OF ONLY 4 KNOWN TO EXIST. RARITY-7+. REEDED EDGE. CAC.
$32,500.00

1859 50C J-240B PR64 Brown

UNIQUE. FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD. GARRETT-BASS PEDIGREE.
$19,500.00

1865 50C J-429 PR66

TRANSITIONAL 50C. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$17,500.00

1867 - 5C J-573A PR64 Brown

SHIELD DESIGN. RARITY-8. TIED WITH 2 FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,950.00

1867 $3 J-596 PR65 Brown

REGULAR DIES STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. ONLY 1 HIGHER.
$23,500.00

1867 25C J-590 PR65 Red Brown

TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$9,250.00

1867 S$1 J-593 PR65

LIBERTY SEATED DESIGN. J-593. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$24,950.00

1868 $5 J-656 PR66 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$19,500.00

1868 10C J-647 PR66

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. PLAIN EDGE. CAC.
$11,950.00

1868 10C J-647 PR66

GEM SATIN SURFACES. RARITY-6. CAC.
$11,950.00

1868 10C J-647 PR67

GEM PROOF. RARITY-6. STRUCK IN NICKEL. CAC.
$14,950.00