|Title||1831 Breen 1-C|
1831 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R7+. PCGS graded Proof 64+ Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Light to medium brown with blue steel toning in protected areas and traces of mint red remaining on the obverse. The fields are reflective with moderately deep mirrors. There are numerous minute specks from a very light fingerprint on the obverse and a spot of brown toning on the rim below the stem tip. Our grade is Proof-62. One of the rarest of the Proof-Only strikes in the half cent series, and it comes with a remarkable provenance. Weight 77.9 grains, Breen's series VI. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 in 66BN. (PCGS # 1192) Estimate Value $45,000 - UP Ex Dr. Henry Richard Linderman (Director of the United States Mints and Assay Offices) 1/27/1879-Linderman Estate, Bangs & Co., 6/28/1887 (During his administration Dr. Linderman gathered a choice collection of specimen coins, which were to be sold by auction in New York in 1887, but the U. S. government claimed them and the Bangs sale was cancelled.)-Scott Stamp & Coin Co., 2/28/1888:15-unknown-possibly to Virgil Brand in 1904, his coin #27730 (sold 5/13/1944 for $50.00 to T. C. Brandts of Celina Coin Company)-unknown-King Farouk I of Egypt (Farouk bin Ahmed Fuad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali bin Ibrahim Agha)-United Arab Republic, Sotheby & Co. (London) "The Palace Collections of Egypt" February 24-28 and March 3-6, 1954, lot 1700 (group lot of 69 varieties of half cents, 1793-1857) $4,821-Hans M. F. Schulman-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:81 ($41,800)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 31.3.1).
Price Realized: $80500
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 127.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|