|Title||1836 Breen 1-A|
1836 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-A R7. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1836. Slightly faded mint red with blue steel toning on the highpoints, 75% of the red remaining. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. Outstanding eye appeal. The only defects are a small spot of darker steel toning close under the bust tip, and this spot contains a faint pin scratch. The obverse is plated in the Breen encyclopedia on page 369 to illustrate the First Restrike. These restrikes were struck using the original dies and they are often quite difficult to differentiate from the originals. Both dies were gently repolished for the restrikes, and the obverse is beginning to bulge outward slightly in the center while the rims are more squared. Weight 82.6 grains. Our grade is Proof-64+. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; none finer. (PCGS # 35316) Estimate Value $17,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $65.00) 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 $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 36.1.2).
Price Realized: $89125
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 144.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|