||1884 1C PR65 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The proof Indian cent mintage of 1884 (3,942 pieces) exceeded collector demand for the issue, and the remaining pieces were purportedly purchased by dealers at or near face value. As a result, numerous high-grade pieces are extant, many exhibiting rich toning from years of storage in their original wrappers. This sharp Gem example is just such a piece, showing deep coppery-red and amber hues on each side. 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 @ $3.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $587.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.