||1904 $2 1/2 PR63+ NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Although 170 proofs were produced, Garrett and Guth suggest in their reference that several pieces entered circulation or were otherwise impaired, making this issue the scarcest of the late-date series proofs. The present coin passed from the "Colonel" Green Collection into the Eric P. Newman Collection, where it was preserved until today. The mirrored fields show a few cloudy areas and scattered light marks -- still, it is well-produced for a Select proof and high-end for the assigned grade, with compelling eye appeal. Ex: "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.
Realized $4406.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.