||1887 1C PR66 Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. For unexplained reasons, proof Indian cent production dipped to 2,960 coins in 1887. Extant examples can be located with little searching in lower grades, but become scarce at the Premium Gem level. This representative displays beautiful forest-green, violet, and burgundy hues in the highly reflective fields, while the devices are boldly struck and free of contact marks. Census: 19 in 66 (1 in 66 S) Brown, 4 finer (9/14). 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 $822.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.