|Title||1831 Breen 1-B|
1831 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6-. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1836. Slightly faded mint red and steel brown, half the red remaining on the obverse, nearly a third on the reverse. The proof mirrors in the fields are deep on both sides and the only defects are a few specks of carbon at the dentils over the head and between stars 5 and 6. Outstanding eye appeal. EDS, Breen state I late, the reverse die uncracked but starting to bulge (the first of 4 distinct die states represented in this collection). Our grade is Proof-65. Listed in the Breen census on page 345 of his encyclopedia. Listed by Richard T. Coleman, Jr., as one of only two known examples of his state II (reverse bulged but not cracked). Weight 77.7 grains, Breen's series I but on the lighter end of the weight range. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest graded. (PCGS # 1190) Estimate Value $30,000 - UP Ex George L. Davis 1890-Davis Estate, Stack's 4/8/1954:110 (as "original") ($140)-Dr. Sigismund J. Ostrowski-Chevy Chase Coin Company (Harold "Hal" Webber) 8/23/1973-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Note: The George L. Davis collection was deposited in the vaults of a North Andover Trust Company office following his death in 1890 where it remained undisturbed until October 1953 when it was consigned to Stack's for auction.) (Mocab 31.2.1).
Price Realized: $132250
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 123.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|