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1842 Breen 1-B

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

1842 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Mellowed mint red delicately fading to light bluish steel brown. The fields are very reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. Apparently both sides, especially the reverse, were repolished to deepen the mirrors before striking this piece. There are a few very faint hairlines in the obverse fields and a microscopic rim nick at star 9. A gorgeous, very impressive proof half cent. Our grade is Proof-65+, the "plus" for the enhanced reflectivity. Weight 77.7 grains, apparently Breen's Series III. There is a wire rim from star 4 to star 10 and a similar wire rim over STATES OF AMERICA. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; second finest behind the preceding lot. (PCGS # 35355) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Martin F. Kortjohn, Stack's 10/19/1979:582 ($3,500)-R. E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., Stack's (Auction '89) 7/7/1989:1518-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.2.3).

Price Realized: $18975

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 160.

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