||1896 1C PR65 Brown NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The proof 1896 Indian cent is most often seen in the Red and Brown color category, though any example achieving the Gem grade level is scarce. This representative shows considerable flash for a Brown coin, with subtle orange-gold, forest-green, and deep violet hues seen in the recesses. The sharp motifs only increase the immense visual appeal. Census: 27 in 65 (1 in 65 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $381.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.