United States Pattern, Experimental and
Trial Pieces Sixth Edition
Item No. USCB31 - Judd
Binding: Hardcover Size: 6 x 9
Condition: Very Fine - Near Mint
If you are considering
collecting or investing in United States Pattern Coins
this is a an absolutely must have book. Originally written
by the late J. Hewitt Judd M.D. this book is more often
referred to as the "Judd" book.
Within the chapters
of this book you will learn:
The various categories and terminology
of pattern coins.
Information on private restrike's
from Mint dies
The various ways to collect pattern
The various metals and alloys patterns
were struck in.
Information on the edges of pattern
coins, die orientation and metal-turn alignment
Grading and rarity of pattern coins.
The importance of condition.
The numerical grading system.
The Sheldon grading scale.
Information on certification services.
The scale used to determine the rarity.
Guidelines for "smart"
buying of pattern coins.
The importance of eye appeal.
Market conditions and competition.
Information about the prices shown
for pattern coins.