Research into Gould and INCO Private Medalic Patterns – Collector Input Wanted
As part of a long-term plan related to United States Pattern and Experimental pieces, a project has begun to describe and catalog all known varieties of the medalic private patterns made by Gould, Inc. and International Nickel Corp. (INCO). As some are aware, these companies prepared private pieces for the use of Congress and the Mint during consideration of various alloy changes in 1964-65 and 1976-78.
[Photo from PCGS Coinfacts.]
The goal is to lift the veil of confusion and inaccuracy surrounding these pieces, and to tell – as accurately and completely as possible – the story of their creation and use. (The prototype for this research is the book Pattern and Experimental Pieces of WW-II.)
The final product will be a printed booklet devoted to this subject – there’s likely not enough material extant to create a book-length treatment.
Information about pieces made by Gould and INCO, photos, documents, and especially direct knowledge or company reports, will be highly appreciated and appropriately acknowledged at publication.