|Title||1843 Breen 1-B|
1843 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Light olive brown with rose and blue steel toning in protected areas and traces of mint red remaining on both sides. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on the obverse, the reverse mirrors not quite as deep as the obverse. There are some clouds of lighter toning on both sides, a spot of glue on the rim over the second S in STATES, and a small stain on the rim at star 5. Weight 77.5 grains, which places this piece in Breen's series III. A knife rim shows on the upper half of the obverse and the upper two-thirds of the reverse. Our grade is Proof-63. Plated on page 402 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the First Restrike variety. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 35360) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex 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 43.2.1).
Price Realized: $14950
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 165.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|