5C 1868 MS 65 BN PCGS Pattern J-632 HW Bass Jr Coll
Obverse style very similar to the circulating nickel three-cent pieces of the date but on a larger format and with LIBERTY raised on Liberty's tiara, reverse with oak and laurel wreath with ornaments and a six-pointed star at top, Roman numeral V within. Reflective deep golden-tan fields support frosty tan devices and a wide array of varied blue iridescence in a bright light source. The plate coin in the Pollock pattern reference, and the finest example of Judd-632 certified by PCGS. The eye appeal is nothing shy of stupendous, and the physical quality is well suited to the assigned grade. PCGS Population: 1; none finer within any color designation. (Bowers and Merena's) sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I, May 1999, lot 1046. Bass acquired the coin from Julian Leidman on November 1, 1973. The plate coin for the variety on page 168 in the 1994 book United States Patterns and Related Issues by Andrew W. Pollock III This encapsulation features a green CAC hologram label, indicating the coin has met CAC's grading standards.