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 GOBRECHT S$1 J-84 RES, J-84 RESTRIKE PR64 NGC

RESTRIKE. GEM, WITH VERY LIGHT OVERALL TONE. DIE ALIGNMENT III. RARITY-5.
$77,000.00

1838 S$1 J-84 RESTRIKE PR65 PCGS

GOBRECHT DOLLAR. NAME OMITTED. RARITY-5. SUPERB GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT BLUE ROSE PATINA. VERY POPULAR PATTERN. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$154,000.00

1838 S$1 J-84 RESTRIKE PR65 PCGS

GOBRECHT DOLLAR. NAME OMITTED. GEM LUSTROUS PROOF SURFACES WITH ELEGANT BLUE ROSE PATINA. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRRADED. BASS PEDIGREE.
$154,000.00

1861 CSA RESTRIKE 50C MS64 NGC

CONFEDERATE 50C RESTRIKE. ONLY 4 ORIGINAL CONFEDERATE 50C EXIST TODAY. STRUCK ON A 1861 REGULAR ISSUE 50C, ONLY 500 WERE MADE.
$18,425.00

1863 S$1 J-346 PR67 Red Brown PCGS

GEM MIRRORED RED BROWN SURFACES. VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY TWO GRADES.
$47,850.00

1863 SEATED $1 J-346 PR65+ Red Brown PCGS

REGULAR DIES. VIRTUALLY FULL RED GEM PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-7. CAC.
$30,250.00

1875 $20 J-1448 PR66 Brown PCGS

LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN WITH GLOOSY BROWN GEM SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED BY THREE FULL GRADES.
$60,000.00

1876 $20 J-1493 PR66 Red Brown PCGS

LIBERTY HEAD DESIGN. GEM GLOSSY RED BROWN PROOF SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$71,500.00

1879 BARBER WASHLADY S$1 J-1605 PR66 PCGS

GEM FLASHY WHITE MIRRORED SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. SIMILAR TO THE VERY POPULAR BARBER WASHLADY DESIGN. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$82,500.00

1836 G$1 J-67 PR66+ Cameo PCGS

LIBERTY CAP GOLD. RARITY-5. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. CAC.
$74,250.00

1839 GOBRECHT $1 J-104 RES PR65 PCGS

GEM PROOF SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$142,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT $1 J-104 RES PR65 PCGS

RESTRIKE. GEM LIGHTLY PATINATED SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$142,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-104RES, RESTRIKE PR64+ PCGS

RESTRIKE. GEM RICH SEAGREEN/BLUE TONE BLANKETED OVER GEM SURFACES. RARITY-3. JUST THREE MS65 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$99,000.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-105, RESTRIKE PR64+ CACG

GEM LUSTROUS PROOF SURFACES. PLAIN EDGE. DIE ALIGNMENT III. RESTRIKE. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT CAC. CAC.
$148,500.00

1839 GOBRECHT S$1 J-108 RESTRIKE PR64 PCGS

VIRTUALLY GEM SURFACES. RARITY-8. ONLY TWO ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS AS THE THIRD KNOWN PIECE IS IN THE ANS COLLECTION. THE PEDIGREE OF THIS COIN CAN BE TRACED BACK OVER A CENTURY.
$192,500.00

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

RESTRIKE. BACKWARD FACING LIBERTY HEAD. GEM REDDISH BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$49,500.00

1851 1C J-128b PR64+ PCGS

1/10TH SILVER. VERY CHOICE. RARITY-8. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$23,000.00

1852 G$1 J-137 PR65 PCGS

SPECTACULAR ANNULAR GOLD DOLLAR STRUCK OVER AN 1859 QUARTER EAGLE. RARITY-8. HIGHEST GRADED OF ONLY TWO EXAMPLES KNOWN. FROM THE FAMOUS WILKINSON COLLECTION.
$98,500.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65 PCGS

RING DOLLAR. GEM PROOF. RARITY-7. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$16,500.00

1852 G$1 J-138 THIN PR65 PCGS

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 PCGS

GEM COPPER-NICKEL RING $1. RARITY-7. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. CAC
$20,350.00