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Coin patterns are prototypes that were struck by the Mint while investigating new designs. In early days they were often sold to the public, and many are quite rare and collectable. (Which is why they are targeted by counterfeiters.)

CF-T$1-1873-0001

This is a counterfeit of a Trade Dollar pattern (J1315/P1458). The original is exceedingly rare. First there is a die scratch to …

CF-T$1-1872-0002

This is a fake of the J1220/P1362 Trade Dollar Pattern (there are only about 6 genuine patterns of this type known). This also shares …

CF-T$1-1872-0001

This is a fake of the J1220/P1362 Trade Dollar Pattern (there are only about 6 genuine patterns of this type known). The same as CF-T$1-1872-0002, …

CF-T$1-1871-0001

This is a fake that shows that the counterfeiter was getting lazy. On the obverse it looks like a J1154/P1298 Trade Dollar Pattern (there …