|Title||1841 Breen 1-B|
1841 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R7+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. Reverse of 1856. The obverse is mint red and dark bluish steel, about a third of the red remaining. The reverse is chocolate brown with blue steel and sea-green overtones. The obverse fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors while the reverse fields are not as reflective, those mirrors moderately deep at best. There is a carbon spot in the field close before the lips, another over star 10, and one over star 11. Otherwise this piece is nearly flawless. Excellent eye appeal. Our grade is Proof-63. This is one of the rarest of the First Restrike Proofs, perhaps because the Mint produced so many of the 1841 Original Proofs and did not need to supplement their supply. Weight 83.1 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded. (PCGS # 35349) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 10/1977:150-Paramount International Coin Corp., FPL 1978-Richard H. Gross 8/1983-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 41.2.2).
Price Realized: $27600
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 154.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|