||1897 1C PR65 Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. An immensely appealing coin for the Brown color category, this Gem 1897 proof displays dominant forest-green, lemon-gold, and violet toning, while a few slightly more subtle ocean-blue hues are seen in the recesses on each side. The devices are struck to full definition, and the eye appeal is proportionately high. Census: 28 in 65 Brown, 17 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 @ $6.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1057.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.