Great Pattern Collections and Sales from 1900 to 1949
by Saul Teichman
Entered on May 20, 2001

The following listing represents the important pattern collections sold from 1900-1949. The number of lots listed in most cases is an estimate as often there were other pieces grouped with the patterns in these sales.

The listing was sourced from the Saul Teichman numismatic library. If you believe that an important sale is missing, please let me know at Saul.Teichman@ey.com .

For additional information on which lists to look at, we recommend the book "United States Numismatic Literature" Volumes I and II by John W. Adams.

Year

Month

Cataloger

Consignor

Lots

Highlights / Comments

1903

April

S.H. & H. Chapman

George Eavenson (W.E. Dubois mint assayer)

97

J58/P61, Intaglio cent J264/P3236, postage currency set with documentation, J1524/P1690

1905

June

S.H. & H. Chapman

J.F. McCabe

90

J531A/P596, New orleans mint rev hub trial

1906

May

S.H. & H. Chapman

Harlan P. Smith I

155

Strong sale with J1/P1-silver center cent, 1852 dollar patterns in gold, 1869 aluminum die trial set, 1873 gold half eagle J1337/P1481 and quintuple stella in gold J1643/P1843

1906

June

S.H. & H. Chapman

Harlan P. Smith II

40

1864 With Motto die trial set in Nickel ex Doughty, 1877 dollars

1907

June

H. Chapman

Matthew Adams Stickney

160

Strong sale with 1827 quarter in copper J48/P49, Intaglio cent J264/P3236, 1868 aluminum trial set, Bickford eagle in nickel and aluminum J1376/P1521, 4 1877 halves, 2 1877 dollars and both 1877 half unions

1908

June

T. Elder

Peter Gschwend

135

Strong sale with gem J1/P1-silver center cent and J10/P11-copper disme, J573A/P647 6 copper Gobrecht dollars, 1885 aluminum trials

1909

June

H. Chapman

Andrew Zabriskie

118

1859-1861 Double eagles J261/P310, J263/P312, J273/P322, J289/P347, J1132A/P1269, J1701/P1903-Shield earring half

1910

Feb

T. Elder

37th sale Anonymous

75

Gold patterns, J1604/P1799, J1533/P1700

1911

Feb

Edgar Adams

William Woodin

205

6 1877 half dollars, Washlady pieces, Schoolgirl dollars, 1875 Liberty at the Seashore patterns, 1872 Amazonian gold set in copper, shield earring pieces - duplicates from his fabulous collection

1911

*

Edgar Adams

No1 Minor Series list of US Pattern Pieces

86

Only 1, 3 and 5 cent patterns believed to be William Woodin duplicates - see Dec 1913

1912

June

H. Chapman

George H. Earle

90

little of everything including 2 1792 pieces, copper Gobrecht dollar, the Eavenson sale postage currency patterns, gilted J1549/P1722

1913

May

U.S. Coin

Malcolm N. Jackson

400+

Incredible sale, strong in all areas. 1885 gold aluminum proof set, J1547/P1720-half union, copper Gobrecht dollar.

1913

Dec

Edgar Adams

No1 Fixed Price List

236

Only 1, 3 and 5 cent patterns believed to be William Woodin duplicates - see 1911 above

1914

May

S.H. Chapman

William F. Gable

70

1838 and 1839 halves and dollars, J229A/P273A

1915

April

U.S. Coin

New York Collector

175

Little bit of everything, no great rarities.

1916

May

H. Chapman

Clarence S. Bement

74

J1458A/P1607, J1465/P1616, 1876 dollar splashers, J1543/P1716, quintuple stella in copper, Amazonian and Washlady dollars.

1919?

*

Edgar Adams

Bayville NY Fixed Price List - date uncertain

200+

Largest listing of Woodin's duplicates, Schoolgirls, Washlady's, 1877 halves in silver and copper, great balance

1921

Dec

H. Chapman

John Story Jenks

140

Good balance including 4 1792 pieces, 1838 and 1839 halves, H.P. Smiths 1873 gold half eagle J1337/P1481, quintuple stella in gold J1643/P1843 and Shield earring set, Eavenson/DuBois J1524/P1690

1927

Oct

Guttag Bros.

Anonymous

103

Complete Stella set in gold, 1849 Bouvet eagle P5075

1932

April

J. C. Morenthau

Shinkle

155

115 one cent pieces, 1876 Sailor's head dollar set, 5 1877 half dollars including circulated J1512/P1676

1932

June

J. C. Morenthau

Newcomer

144

128 Half dollar patterns including brass - J753A/P837 all 12 1871 Longacres, J255/P81, 7 1877 halves including J1530/P1698, Washlady and Shield earrings in silver and copper, 13 gold dollar patterns including 3 in gold

1932

Nov

M. Bolender

Primus C. Clark

300+

Good balance in all denominations

1935

April

T. Elder

Edgar Adams

300

Good variety + 1804 eagle J34/P46, Amazonian dollar in silver and aluminum J1207/P1347, copper quintuple stella J1644/P1844

1935

May

J. C. Morenthau

Newcomer ?

100

3 gold dollar patterns in gold, 4 1876 sailor's head dollars, copper Schoolgirl J1609/P1805, 4 1877 halves including J1538/P1706, Shield earring quarter J1698/P1900

1935

Sept

J. C. Morenthau

H. B. Price (Newcomer's patterns ?)

75

J1287/P1429, P1925, silver Schoolgirl, Washlady and Shield earring dollars

1936

Feb

M. Bolender

A.M. Smith

10

1882-1884 copper trials

1939

July

J. C. Morenthau

Anonymous

204

J79/P89, J1195/P1335

1941

Aug

Ira Reed

ANA

55

silver center cent J1P1, 8 1877 halves, Amazonian copper set

1941

June

B. Max Mehl

Mehl's Dunham sale

124

Spectacular pattern dimes, 3 gold stellas, J67/P70

1941

Aug

Stacks

Giacomo Opezzo (Virgil Brand ?)

45

1831 quarter eagle J49/P50, 1839 Gobrecht dollars ex Brand J108/P121 and J109/P122, flipover double strike J648/P721

1942

Jan

Abe Kosoff

F.C.C. Boyd and/or Virgil Brand

170

70 dollar patterns including J1424/P1567 and J1425/P1568, J1426/P1569, J1471/P1622 and J1473/P1624, Shield earring and Washlady sets

1942

March

Abe Kosoff

F.C.C. Boyd and/or Virgil Brand

192

Continuation of last sale. All other denominations well represented. P1925

1942

May

Abe Kosoff

F.C.C. Boyd and/or Virgil Brand

184

Gold patterns including Amazonian half eagle and double eagle in aluminum, Washlady halves and quarters, shield earring quarters

1942

Aug

Abe Kosoff

ANA sale, F.C.C. Boyd and/or Virgil Brand

260

little bit of everything.

1943

Sept

Abe Kosoff

Michael F. Higgy

164

The Vicksburgh 1792 disme J10/P11, J2/P2 of questionable authenticity now in ANS, unique variety of J1540/P1711, J1471/P1622

1944

Feb

B. Max Mehl

Belden E. Roach

150

little bit of everything highlighted by Amazonian $2.50, $5 and $20 in aluminum and silver center cent

1944

Nov

B. Max Mehl

Fred E. Olsen

620

One of the great sales of all time. Rarities in all denominations including J62/P67, 3 1876 dollars, J1609/P1805, complete stella sets in all metals including white metal, J1643/P1843, gilt J1549/P1722

1946

May

Numismatic Gallery

F.C.C. Boyd - Fixed price list

1000

Largest offering up to that time. J34/P46, J62/P67, 1838 and 1839 half dollars J100/P110, gold patterns including J1337/P1481, J1443/P1587, 4 1876 dollar patterns, 2 stellas and a half union J1547/P1720