Click to enlargeJ256/P7010

The status of this piece is uncertain. It looks similar but inferior in quality to Paquet's design of 1858 J222-J223/P268-P269.

Its relief is lower, the number 1 and 5 punches used in the date are different and the design overall appears less polished which causes many people to believe it to be a private issue. Whatever its status, an example was listed as lot 2974 in Woodward's March 1865 Bache I sale.

Photo courtesy of Heritage.