||1898 1C PR65 Brown NGC. Increased production quality continued for the proof cents in 1898, and this issue is well-known for its bold strikes and deeply reflective fields, as shown on this Gem from the Eric P. Newman Collection. This piece has vivid violet and forest-green toning in the recesses with noticeable field-motif contrast and uncompromised eye appeal. Census: 19 in 65 Brown, 6 finer (9/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $411.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.