Click to enlargeJ1906/P1999

The Saint Gauden's Indian Head double eagle struck in lead. This used to be J1777 in earlier editions.

This obverse design ultimately became the regular design for the eagle. Regrettably, the coin's surface is well pitted. It was given to the ANS in 1949 by M. Kortjohn.

This is one of the most famous and valuable of all the pattern designs. It is struck in high relief but not as high as the Ultra High Relief J1907-J1909/P2000-P2003. This used to be J1778 in earlier editions.

This design is also known in gold as J1906/P1998 and has the following pedigree ex Barber, Newcomer, Boyd, Edgar H. Adams, Numismatic Gallery, Farouk, Kosoff, Wilkison, Paramount, A-Mark, Julian M. Leidman, 1981 ANA lot 2434, Hancock and Harwell, Auction 84. This used to be J1776 in earlier editions.

Additional information can be found in Judd, Pollock and David Akers 'United States Gold Pattern' book.

Photo courtesy of the American Numismatic Society, accession number 1949.156.1.