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1842 Breen 1-A

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Type coin
Title 1842 Breen 1-A
Date 1842
Country U.S.
Grade PR65
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-A

1842 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Brown. Gorgeous iridescent rose and bluish steel brown with underlying faded red, especially on the reverse. The obverse fields are deeply reflective while the reverse fields are not quite as reflective, those mirrors moderate to deep and still very attractive. A gem example except for a speck of carbon at the dentils under star 1, a small planchet crease on the rim under the ribbon end (as struck), and two tiny specks on the rim at A in STATES. This is the plate coin used to illustrate the variety in the Breen encyclopedia, page 396. Weight 83.3 grains. Our grade is Proof-64+. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 2 in 66BN. (PCGS # 1260) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List #69, January 1963 (listed for $700.00)-Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.1.1).

Price Realized: $29900

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 157.

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