||1868 P1C One Cent, Judd-612, Pollock-677, Low R.7, PR64 Cameo NGC. The regular Indian cent design of the year 1868, struck in aluminum with a plain edge. This problem-free near-Gem Cameo proof example, part of a complete aluminum regular-dies set, cent through double eagle, in the original case, displays good contrast and an inherent allure that will extend to all advanced Indian cent collectors as well as pattern specialists. The Andrew Pollock pattern reference makes the interesting comment that "according to 19th century cataloguer Thomas Birch, no example of this variety was ever publicly auctioned until April 1870." Auction appearances of this issue are elusive, and this is the first Cameo example we have offered in at least two decades. Part of a complete 16-piece aluminum proof set. Ex: Treasury Secretary Hugh McCulloch (circa 1868); McCulloch family; Eric Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7637.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.