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1840 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1840 Breen 1-B
Date 1840
Country U.S.
Grade PR65
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1840 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R7+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. The obverse is mellowed red and rose fading to bluish steel brown while the reverse is medium bluish steel brown. The fields are nicely reflective with mirrors that are moderate to deep on both sides. There is some crud caked around LIBERTY and the obverse was very lightly cleaned leaving faint hairlines in the fields. The best identifying mark is a tiny planchet chip on the rim at the first A in AMERICA, as struck. This is the first example listed in the Breen/Hanson census on page 389 in the encyclopedia. Weight 82.6 grains. Our grade is Proof-62. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded. (PCGS # 35343) Estimate Value $12,500 - UP Ex Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List January, 1963 (listed for $700.00)-Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries 12/16/1983:293-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 40.2.1).

Price Realized: $10350

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 149.

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