|Title||1842 Breen 1-C|
1842 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R7-. PCGS graded Proof 63 Red & Brown. Reverse of 1840. Mellowed mint red fading to steel brown, half the mint color remaining. The obverse fields are nicely reflective with moderately deep mirrors while the reverse has shallow mirrors, the lower reflectivity of the reverse a characteristic of these series VI strikes. There are tiny spots on the upper half of the obverse, the largest of these on the rim over star 6. Softly struck on both sides with fine planchet striations running NW to SE. Weight 70.5 grains, an example with all the markers of Breen's Series VI strikes. These Series VI strikes are not examples of our Mint's best work. Our grade is Proof-60. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded. (PCGS # 35358) Estimate Value $6,500 - UP Ex George L. Davis (acquired circa 1880) 1890-Davis Estate, Stack's 4/8/1954:118 ($125.00)-Herbert M. Oechsner, Stack's 9/8/1988:24-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 42.3.3).
Price Realized: $8912.5
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 163.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|