1833 C-1 R5 (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 64 Brown. Dark bluish steel and iridescent rose with underlying faded red, especially on the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. Would rate a higher grade except for a few very tiny pin scratches over star 5, a small rim bruise at OF, a tiny rim nick at star 1, and a tick in the middle of the jawline. Manley state 2.0 early, Breen state IV, with a single set of die clashmarks on the reverse but none on the obverse. Our grade is Proof-60. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only Proof BN graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35303) Estimate Value $4,000 - UP Ex Abner Kreisberg, Inc., Mail Bid Sale, 11/30/1970:254-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 33.1.1).
Price Realized: $8050
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 134.
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