|Title||1831 Breen 1-A|
1831 Proof Original Breen 1-A R7-. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Medium brown with blue steel toning in protected areas of the obverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors and a minimum of faint hairlines. The only notable defects are a speck of darker toning in the field at the eyebrow, another over star 7, and a third over star 8. A sharply detailed example that offers excellent eye appeal. Our grade is Proof-63. Listed in the Breen condition census on page 341 of his encyclopedia. Weight 83.5 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. Comes with an old provenance. (PCGS # 1186) Estimate Value $60,000 - UP Ex Matthew A. Stickney, Henry Chapman 6/25/1907:1742 ($40)-Samuel Hudson Chapman-Allison W. Jackman, Henry Chapman 6/1918:885-(via Wayte Raymond)-Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $32.50) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-"Colonel" Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Burdette G. Johnson 2/2/1947-Burdette G. Johnson Estate 12/15/1948-Mary Hedgecock Sheffield-unknown- Doris E. Nelson-Toby and Doris E. (Nelson) Szymanski (the "TAD" collection), Stack's 3/15/1975:848 ($2,700)-Paramount International Coin Corp., Fixed Price List #12, Winter 1976 (reportedly advertised with an assembled 1831 proof set from the Col. Green collection)-Paramount International Coin Corp. (Auction '79) 7/26/1979:151-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 31.1.3).
Price Realized: $155250
Images and description courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Los Angeles, CA.
From Goldberg's sale of the Missouri Cabinet Collection, 1/26/2014, lot 120.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|