Click to enlargeJ716/P795

The so-called "Koulz" alloy pattern. These were called Kouly's alloy in the Chapman brothers 1881 Lefferts sale. Research by David Cassel believes that the alloy is actually that of Montchal Ruolz. For more on this, click here.

This exists in the following combinations.

Ruolz (formerly Koulz) alloy J716/P795 Existence of these has been confirmed through the research of David Cassel. Metallurgical analysis is recommended to differentiate these from J717A/P798.

Silver J716A/P796 These appear to have been struck on regular dime planchets. About a half dozen are known.

Copper J717/P797 About a half dozen are known.

Nickel J717A/P798 Existence of these has been confirmed through the research of David Cassel. Metallurgical analysis is recommended to differentiate these from J716/P795.

The first appearance for these was a 4 piece set offered as lot 313 in Haseltine's 3/1876 sale.