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1831 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1831 Breen 1-B
Date 1831
Country U.S.
Grade PR66
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1831 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6-. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1836. Golden brown with iridescent overtones and underlying very faded mint red in protected areas. The proof mirrors are deep and those fields are virtually flawless, just a few microscopic hairlines plus a tiny planchet flake over the 3 in the date (as struck). LDS, Breen state III, with the additional die crack down through the C in CENT. The reverse die is effectively shattered at this point. The reverse is illustrated on the color plate at the end of the Breen encyclopedia. Listed by Richard T. Coleman, Jr. as the only example of his state VI with all the known die cracks. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 78.4 grains, Breen's series III. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; 1 finer in 67BN. (PCGS # 1189) Estimate Value $30,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $68.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $50.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $60.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Burdette G. Johnson 2/2/1947-Burdette G. Johnson Estate 12/15/1948-later-Charles J. duPont, Anderson Dupont (duPont) Sale, Part II, Stack's 11/11/1954:1119 (plated) ($180.00)-Joseph Brobston-Stack's FPL 1963-unknown-Stack's 1976 A.N.A. Sale 8/24/1976:179 (plated) ($1,700)-Ellis and Doris Robison Family Collection, Stack's 1/10/1982:354 (plated)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 31.2.3).

Price Realized: $28750

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 126.

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