Click to enlargeVirgil Brand's Gold Patterns
by Saul Teichman
Last updated April 20, 2012

The following listing is preliminary based on my perusal of the Brand journals in the ANS on December 17, 1999 and April 18, 2012. It displays the journal numbers as listed in the splitting of the collection by Armin & Horace Brand in the 1930s.

The Brand collection also contained an 1861 Philadelphia Paquet reverse double eagle, journal id 17021, purchased from the Chapman brothers 1897 M.A. Brown sale. Whether or not Brand owned a proof 1804 eagle J33 or 1865 three dollar J440 is unclear. We could not find specific references to either in the journals.

In addition to the gold patterns listed below, the Brand collection contained an extensive number of these patterns in off-metals. These are highlighted by an 1872 copper Amazonian set, at least one 1874 Bickford eagle in aluminum and several in copper, at least 2 1877 Half Unions, at least 2 quintuple stellas in copper, and at least 13 copper stellas (at least 2 complete sets) and 2 aluminum Stella sets.

Date

Denomination

Pollock Number

Judd Number

Pedigree Information

1836

GOLD DOLLAR

P70

J67

at least 4 including Dewitt Smith 46966 in 1908, 17513, 91964 and 150072

1849

GOLD DOLLAR

P130

J115

Dewitt Smith 46967 in 1908.

1852

GOLD HALF DOLLAR

P162

J135

Dewitt Smith 46972 in 1908.

1852

GOLD DOLLAR

P163

J136

Dewitt Smith 46971 in 1908.

1852

GOLD DOLLAR

P164

J137

Dewitt Smith 46970 in 1908.

1852

GOLD DOLLAR

P169

J141

at least 2 including Dewitt Smith 46969 in 1908.& 23664

1852

GOLD DOLLAR

P173

J145

at least 3 including Dewitt Smith 46968 in 1908, 23665 & 125161.

1860

HALF EAGLE

P319

J271

ex M.A. Brown 17020 in 1897.

1868

EAGLE

P734

J661

ex M.A. Brown 17022 in 1897.

1873

HALF EAGLE

P1481

J1337

J. S. Jenks 117648

1874

EAGLE

P1518

J1373

ex W.W.C. Wilson 90921 in 1919.

1875

HALF EAGLE

P1581

J1438

ex Edgar Adams 57881 in 1911.

1875

EAGLE

P1587

J1443

ex Edgar Adams 57882 in 1911.

1878

HALF EAGLE

P1768

J1575

ex Parmelee, Chapman Brothers 12720 in 1894.

1878

HALF EAGLE

P1770

J1577

ex Parmelee, Chapman Brothers 12718 in 1894.

1878

EAGLE

P1772

J1579

ex Parmelee, Chapman Brothers 12719 in 1894.

1878

EAGLE

P1774

J1581

ex Parmelee, Chapman Brothers 12721 in 1894.

1879

FOUR DOLLAR

P1832

J1635

at least 24 examples of which 5 were sold prior to the split up

1879

FOUR DOLLAR

P1838

J1638

3 examples including Dewitt Smith 46963 in 1908, Adams 57093 in 1911 and Boyd 105729 in 1921

1879

DOUBLE EAGLE

P1843

J1643

3 examples, Steigerwalt 12582 in 1894 and 2 from Nagy 38942 and 38943 in 1907 one of which was gone by the 1930s

1880

FOUR DOLLAR

P1857

J1657

at least 6 examples including Dewitt Smith 46964 in 1908, Adams 57092 in 1911, Boyd 105731 in 1921, 34048, 38944 & J.S. Jenks 117649

1880

FOUR DOLLAR

P1860

J1660

3 examples including Dewitt Smith 46965 in 1908, Adams 57094 in 1911 and Boyd 105730 in 1921

1900

CENT

P1990

N/A

Mint error-ex Dewitt Smith 46973 in 1908.

1907

EAGLE

P1995

J1774

Wire edge numerous examples.

1907

EAGLE

P1997

J1775

Rolled edge numerous examples.



The photo of the sailor's head patterns was taken by Edgar Adams in 1911 and shows the actual coins sold to Brand. Photo courtesy of Saul Teichman.