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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1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$52,250.00

1838 SEATED LIBERTY 50C, J-79a PR65+

GEM WHITE FLASHY SURFACES. GOBRECHT'S FLYING EAGLE REVERSE. RARITY-7. ONLY A PR66 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$32,950.00

1839 LIBERTY 50C J-98, RESTRIKE PR66 Red Brown

RESTRIKE. BACKWARD FACING LIBERTY HEAD. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$46,500.00

1851 1C J-128B PR64

1/10TH SILVER. RARITY-8.
$16,500.00

1851 1C J-128b PR64+

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$21,950.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65

THIN SILVER RING $1. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$16,500.00

1852 G$1 J-140 PR66

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$17,500.00

1852 G$1 J-141 PR65

ANNULAR GOLD $1. PLAIN EDGE. RARITY-7+. GORGEOUS SATIN TO SEMI-REFLECTIVE SURFACES EXHIBIT A TOUCH OF SILVERY TINTING TO OTHERWISE DOMINANT ORANGE-GOLD PATINA. CAC
$46,500.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. RARITY-7. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$11,950.00

1852 G$1 J-147 PR66 Red Brown

GEM RING $1 STRUCK IN COPPER. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-7. CAC.
$11,950.00

1852 RING G$1 J-148B PR63

RARITY-8. TIED WITH 1 OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. ONLY CAC.
$35,000.00

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

J-134 RESTRIKE. ONE OF ONLY 4 KNOWN TO EXIST. RARITY-7+. REEDED EDGE. CAC.
$35,750.00

1858 25C J-221 PR66

LIBERTY DESIGN WITH PAQUET DESIGNED EAGLE ON REVERSE. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$42,350.00

1858 INDIAN CENT J-209 PR66+ Red Brown

GEM RED BROWN PATINA ENHANCES THE SURFACES OF THIS VERY TRANSITIONAL PATTERN. RARITY-8. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,850.00

1859 50C J-250 PR65 Brown

PAQUET DESIGN. GEM LIGHT BROWN SURFACES WITH RED UNDERTONES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$14,250.00

1859 50C J-253 PR65+

MULED OBVERSES FROM PAQUET AND LONGACRE DESIGNS. CERTAINLY A FANTASY COIN. GEM PROOF SURFACES WITH LIGHT ROSE BLUE TONING. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$27,500.00

1859 FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD 50C J-240b PR64 Red Brown

UNIQUE. FRENCH LIBERTY HEAD. GARRETT-BASS PEDIGREE.
$29,500.00

1859 PAQUET 50C J-249 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. STRUCK IN SILVER, THIS SPECIMEN IS MOSTLY WHITE WITH SATIN LUSTER. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AND ONLY CAMEO GRADED.
$14,850.00

1859 PAQUET 50C, J-249 PR63

J-249. FABULOUS COLOR. RARITY-7. SOLE COIN GRADED BY PCGS WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$10,950.00

1861 CONFEDERATE 1C, COPPER 1C MS62

AN ORIGINAL CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA CENT. VERY CHOICE, WELL STRUCK SURFACES. ONLY 15 TO 18 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. GARRETT PEDIGREE.
$199,500.00

1863 50C J-343 PR67 Red Brown

SEATED LIBERTY DESIGN. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$16,500.00