Click to enlargeJ267/P315

The popular 1860 transitional half dime. The design is identical to the 1859 half dime pattern J232/P279 using the starred obverse design by Paquet this time dated 1860 muled with the new reverse of 1860 resulting in a 'nationless' coin.

It is said that 100 pieces were struck all in business strike format. The obverse dies shows a die crack from the dentils diagonally downward to the left edge of the rock Liberty sits on. Virgil Brand owned at least 12 of these.