Click to enlargeJ257/P305

Paquet's seated liberty design. About 15-20 or so are believed to exist, several of which have been gilted. Examples are in the ANS ex Fecht, Durham Museum ex Reed and 2 in the Connecticut State Library ex Mitchelson, one of which is gilt.

An example of this pattern is also known with a plain edge J257A/P306. It is ex Farouk lot 1759 as AW276A, Dibello-Stacks 5/70, Bass, HWBRF-Heritage 9/22 - PCGS65, gilt.

This obverse was also used with the regular reverse die to produce J262/P307.

Photo courtesy of Bowers and Merena.