The finest Paquet Reverse 1861-S Double Eagles graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55's.
August, 2004, NGC published a partial population report of gold coins
recovered from the shipwrecked SS Republic. Included was one
1861-S Paquet Reverse Double Eagles in AU-58.
NGC AU-58. S.S. Republic
"Choice About Uncirculated".
Jeff Browning - Sotheby's / Stack's 10/2001:31
Stack's 11/1989:1519 - Stack's "Marvin Taichert
Collection of U.S. Type Coins", 05/2001:108, "Paquet's Rev",
plated, sold for $26,450.00
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by
Professional Coin Grading Service
"The NGC Census Report",
August 13, 2004, www.ngcoin.com