||1903 1C PR66 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Proof cent production dipped to just 1,790 pieces in 1903, the lowest recorded proof mintage of the denomination since 1877. Choice and Gem-quality representatives can be located with little searching, but finer pieces are distinctly scarce, regardless of color designation. This piece shows rich amber-red, olive-green, and bronze-gold toning over deeply reflective fields, and the devices are struck to the full definition. Census: 16 in 66 (2 in 66 S Red and Brown, 1 in 66+ S). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1762.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.