|Title||1831 Breen 1-B|
1831 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6-. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1836. Light golden brown with traces of faded mint red on the obverse and underlying iridescent rose on the reverse, plus hints of blue steel in protected areas, especially on the obverse. The fields are nicely reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. The only defects are a small carbon spot left of star 8, another over star 10, and one left of star 12. The reverse is essentially flawless. M-LDS, Breen state III early. The reverse has the additional die crack from the L in HALF to the second A in AMERICA, but the final crack down through the C in CENT has not formed. Listed in the Breen census on page 347 of his reference. Listed by Richard T. Coleman, Jr., as one of only three known examples of his state V with the second crack reaching the border at the second A in AMERICA. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 76.8 grains, Breen's series III. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; 4 finer. (PCGS # 1189) Estimate Value $20,000 - UP Ex Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976 (privately)-unknown-Chris McCawley 1996-Richard T. Coleman 10/25/1999-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 31.2.5).
Price Realized: $20125
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 125.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|