|Title||1841 Breen 1-C|
1841 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Bluish steel with underlying faded mint red, a third of the red remaining on the obverse, 20% on the reverse. The fields are moderately reflective on both sides, but the mirrors are not especially deep. There is a swipe of darker steel brown toning in the field off the nose tip extending to the left of star 4, a similar stain on the rim above star 7, and a tiny planchet chip on the nose over the nostril, as struck. The reverse is essentially flawless. Our grade is Proof-62. Weight 97.8 grains, which places this piece in Breen's series V. The planchet is thick and there is evidence of a knife rim being smoothed on the reverse, as usual on these Series V strikes. Listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census on page 395 in the Breen encyclopedia. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; second finest behind the preceding example. (PCGS # 35351) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex B. Max Mehl 1937 (privately)-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:99-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 41.3.2).
Price Realized: $13225
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 156.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|