|Title||1841 Breen 1-A|
1841 Proof Original Breen 1-A R5-. PCGS graded Proof 62 Brown. CAC. Medium chocolate brown with hints of light bluish steel overtone in the fields and traces of original mint red remaining on both sides. The fields are nicely reflective with moderately deep mirrors on both sides giving this piece excellent eye appeal for the grade. No spots or stains, but there are some very tiny contact marks in the obverse fields plus a pair of thin parallel nicks on the nose just right of the nostril. LDS, Breen state III (the usual state) with a clear die crack from the dentils left of star 2 arcing through stars 3-6 to the dentils above star 7. The crack is stronger on this example than on the preceding one. Weight 84.3 grains. Our grade is Proof-60. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; 22 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 1254) Estimate Value $3,000 - UP Ex Virgil M. Brand (his inventory #46596) 6/20/1925-Brand Estate-Armin William Brand (consigned to Burdette G. Johnson 2/7/1941)-sold to Eric P. Newman for $60.00 (Newman traded Col. Green coins to Johnson who in turn paid cash to Brand)-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 41.1.1).
Price Realized: $9775
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 153.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|