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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 XF details
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-A

1842 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+ PCGS Graded "Genuine", XF Details, Environmental Damage. Silvered. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with frosty light silvery steel in protected areas, especially on the reverse, apparently from a coating or plating of silver or some similar light-colored metal. The coating has mostly worn off but there is enough remaining to be obvious. The only notable mark is a pinprick in the field off the tip of the coronet. The fields are smooth and glossy but not reflective. Weight 80.0 grains. Our grade is Proof-25. Would rate a higher grade if not for the silvering. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. (PCGS # 1260) Estimate Value $2,500 - UP Ex Bowers & Ruddy Galleries 3/27/1981:12-Russell Wyatt, Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 9/9/1985:200 ($880)-(via James R. McGuigan)-Roger S. Cohen, Jr., 5/26/1990-Cohen Estate, Superior Galleries (a division of Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc.) 2/2/1992:355-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.1.3).

Price Realized: $3680

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 158.

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