Obverse: French Head of Liberty to right, oak wreath in her hair, LIBERTY on a ribbon draped over her shoulder, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, date below. Reverse: large cereal wreath, HALF / DOLLAR within. Deep golden-brown with a soft red-orange underglow. The uspatterns.com website calls this: "Longacre's French head design combined with the HALF DOLLAR cereal wreath reverse. Your editor, Saul Teichman, has always questioned whether this was designed by Longacre or Paquet as the 1859 half dollar patterns used Paquet's punches in the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Pleasing for the grade.