1834 C-1 R6 (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. CAC. Mint red fading to light steel brown, 30% of the faded red remaining. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors, and the eye appeal is exceptional. The best identifying mark is a tiny speck of darker steel toning in the middle of the cheek. EDS, Breen state I, before any die clashmarks. The obverse and reverse are illustrated on the color plates at the back of the Breen encyclopedia. An unquestioned proof strike and certainly at the top of the condition census. Our grade is Proof-66. Weight 81.9 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only Proof RB graded for the variety. (PCGS # 35307) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $2.50) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Colonel Edward Howland Robinson "E. H. R." Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at 50c on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for 50c-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Burdette G. Johnson 2/2/1947-Burdette G. Johnson Estate 12/15/1948 (valued at $2.00)-later-Charles J. duPont, Anderson Dupont (duPont) Sale, Part II, Stack's 11/11/1954:1124 ($60.00)-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/15/1976 (via Delmar N. Bland)-Roy E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., 10/8/1976-William K. Raymond, Fixed Price List August 1977 (listed for $1,200), sold in September 1977-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 34.1.2).
Price Realized: $92000
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 137.
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