Click to enlargeJ1237/P1379

The so-called Amazonian design because of the similar reverse copied from William Barber's quarter, half dollar and dollar patterns of this year. It is the only uniform design ever made for all six denominations. To view the entire set in gold, click here. It is also the only pattern $3.00 gold design.

This is one of the most famous of all pattern designs.

It was made in the following combinations:

J1235/P1377 in gold. The entire set is unique in gold. This particular coin is ex Woodin, Granberg, Farouk, Wilkison, Paramount, A-Mark, Leidman, 81 ANA, 83 ANA, Greg Holloway, Superior 10/90, Trompeter, Southern collection, Simpson collection.

It is likely that Col Green owned this as the half eagle and eagle appear in Stacks photographic library - regrettably no $3 gold coins were included in the library.

J1236/P1378 in copper. About a dozen are known.

J1237/P1379 in aluminum. Only 3 are known as follows:

1) Garrett, Bowers and Merena 11/97, Parrino, I&L Goldberg 10/2000, B/M 7/04, Jewell, Stacks-Bowers 8/11 ANA, Simpson-Heritage 4/21 - PCGS67 and is the illustrated example.

2) Kreisberg-Schulman 2/60, Pittman, Southern collection, Simpson collection - NGC66/PCGS66

3) Bolt, Terrell, Sieck-81 ANA, Stacks 9/94, Simpson-Heritage 8/21 - PCGS65

Photo courtesy of Jay Parrino's The Mint L.L.C.