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1869 3CN Three Cent Nickel, Judd-679, Pollock-758, High R.7, PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
1869 Three Cent Nickel in Aluminum
Judd-679, PR67 Ultra Cameo
The Finest Known Example
1869 3CN Three Cent Nickel, Judd-679, Pollock-758, High R.7, PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC.
Design. Struck from dies of the regular design in aluminum, instead of the usual copper-nickel alloy, with a plain edge.

Commentary. This example and another certified PR64 are the only two that NGC has examined. PCGS has seen five, including one certified PR66 Deep Cameo. The Newman example is the finest known Judd-679.

Physical Description. This is a stunning Superb Gem. Brilliant light gray surfaces with deeply mirrored fields nicely frame the frosty and highly lustrous devices, enhancing their bold design definition. Myriad die polishing lines are noted on both sides.

Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (PCGS# 60904)

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