||1868 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-621, Pollock-690, Low R.7, PR64 NGC. CAC. This three cent "nickel" is struck in aluminum with a plain edge from the regular dies for the 1868 issue. The three cent nickel had been introduced only three years previously, in 1865. This is an attractive, problem-free near-Gem proof. NGC reports one each in PR64, PR64 Cameo, PR65 and PR67 Cameo. The finest at PCGS are a pair in PR65 (8/14). This is particularly attractive design for the aluminum format, due to its uncluttered, simple motifs on each side. 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 $4406.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.