|Title||1836 Breen 1-C|
1836 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R7. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. Reverse of 1840. Beautiful slightly faded mint red mellowing to light bluish steel. The fields are deeply mirrored and the eye appeal is magnificent. The best identifying marks, and they are trivial, are a tiny speck of carbon below the E in CENT and a light carbon spot on the rim at ER in AMERICA. A knife rim shows on the reverse from K-12 clockwise to K-7, a characteristic of Breen's Series VI of proof restrikes. This piece is a visual treat, a "WOW" coin in a superior collection. Our grade is Proof-66. The obverse is plated on page 370 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the Second Restrike variety and it is listed in his census on that page. Weight 78.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest. Comes with a long, distinguished provenance. (PCGS # 1211) Estimate Value $60,000 - UP Ex William H. Woodin, Thomas L. Elder 3/2/1911:811 ($40.00)-Lyman H. Low for Virgil M. Brand-Malcom N. Jackson, United States Coin Company (Wayte W. Raymond and Elmer S. Sears) 5/20/1913:1426 ($35.00)-Waldo C. Newcomer 7/29/1934-Newcomer Estate (privately) 1935-B. Max Mehl (privately) 1935-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 36.3.2).
Price Realized: $94875
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 145.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|