25 Cent Fractional Second Issue Fr# 1283 Bronze oval. Graded 65 EPQ (Eceptional Paper Quality) Gem by PMG. Without surcharges on back, purple back. Look at the broad margins and full detail. Very good in color and overall appearance. The first coin substitute notes issued under the 1862 Act were called Postage Currency. These notes are easily identified because they feature reproductions of then current postage stamps. These notes came with perforated and straight edges. They were printed by the American Bank Note Co. and the National Bank Note Co. which were basically extensions of the government holding a special license amounting to a monopoly. Please view our other on FIRE Ebay auctions. If there is something specific you need, please contact us by email or by calling. Enjoy! 31114xxxxxlc.