||1888 1C PR63 Brown NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Proof cent production recovered in 1888 to 4,582 pieces, but extant high-grade examples are surprisingly just as elusive as are those of the previous, lower-mintage proof issue. This representative shows deep burgundy, amber-brown, and olive-gold hues, with the mirroring on the reverse slightly muted by the rich coloration. A touch of striking softness on the top three headdress feather tips is typical of this issue. 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 @ $2.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $205.63. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.