||1885 1C MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Cent production declined in 1885. But Mint State examples of this year are somewhat more available than are those of similarly low-mintage dates of the 1870s, suggesting that the high mintages of the early 1880s were still supplying the needs of commerce. This piece displays beautiful hues of olive, rose, and coppery-orange luster highlighting boldly struck motifs. A carbon spot is noted within the lower headdress feathers. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $105.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.