||1856 1C Snow-3 PR65 NGC. Light repunching on the upright of the 5 in the date provides a key diagnostic for the desirable Snow-3 variety. S-3 is associated with business strikes made in 1856 for distribution to Washington officials, to demonstrate the new, smaller diameter cent. However, some Snow-3 pieces were struck as proofs, and the present coin was among them. Both sides exhibit a wire rim, and the fields are strongly reflective. This beautiful example of our first Flying Eagle cent is toned sun-gold and rose-red. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $18800.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.