1868 1C One Cent, Judd-605, Pollock-670, R.5, PR64 NGC. Design. The obverse design is similar to the regular issue three cent nickel, in a reduced scale for this smaller diameter pattern. The reverse has a small scale version of the wreath that is familiar to collectors of Flying Eagle cents, Type Two and Type Three gold dollars, and three dollar gold pieces. The wreath encloses an unribbed Roman Numeral I as the sole indication of the denomination. Struck in nickel with a plain edge. Commentary. This is an early die state of a pattern that is usually found with severe obverse die breaks. These pieces were issued in two-coin sets along with five cent patterns, either Judd-623, 633, or 634. Physical Description. This sharply defined light gray example has flashy fields with strongly mirrored surfaces beneath hazy champagne toning. A strike-through appears on Liberty's cheek, and a few toning flecks on the obverse confirm the originality of this diminutive pattern. 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 @ $12.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3960, realized $2820.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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