|Title||1841 Breen 1-A|
1841 Proof Original Breen 1-A R5-. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. Slightly faded mint red mellowing to iridescent rose and light bluish steel. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. Very attractive with just a few trivial defects, including a small spot of rose and dark steel toning over star 1 and another under the upright of the E in UNITED, plus a tiny nick below the H in HALF. This is the most common date among the Proof Original strikes of the 1840's. Breen state III early with a fine die crack arcing from the dentils left of star 2 through stars 3-6 to the dentils over star 7. Weight 85.4 grains. Plated on page 392 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety (the large photos) with smaller photos used to show his die state II (in error as this piece is state III early), plus this is the coin shown in the magnificent color photos at the back of the book. A great piece, so close to gem condition. Our grade is Proof-64+. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 1255) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $36.00) 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 41.1.3).
Price Realized: $34500
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 152.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|