||1893 1C PR64 Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. According to Snow (2009): "This date is very tough to locate in high grades without problems." This comment is confirmed by a quick study of current population data at NGC and PCGS, with each service reporting 22 coins rated at PR64 Brown. Gem proofs are scarce regardless of color designation, and near-Gems like this example are slightly more affordable. A fully struck piece with deep chocolate-brown toning and vibrant lilac and emerald-green accents. 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 @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $528.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.