||1868 3C Three Cent Silver, Judd-622, Pollock-691, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo NGC. CAC. This Gem proof is struck in aluminum with a plain edge from the regular dies for the three cent silver coins of 1868. Like its counterparts in this auction, this piece was part of a complete 16-piece proof set in aluminum with the original case. The three cent silver denomination's unique design, dissimilar to any other in U.S. numismatics, gives this aluminum pattern extra cachet, to our way of thinking. This beaming Gem proof example shows top-notch eye appeal. The NGC population data report one each in PR65 and PR66 Cameo along with two in PR65 Cameo (8/14). PCGS shows one each in PR62 and PR63 and two in PR65. This is the sole PR65 from either service with the CAC green approval sticker. 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 $4993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.