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1843 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1843 Breen 1-B
Date 1843
Country U.S.
Grade PR64
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1843 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6+. PCGS graded Proof 64 Brown. Reverse of 1856. Light bluish steel brown with iridescent rose tones in protected areas. There are many tiny spots in the field at stars 1-4, and myriad tiny struck-through marks from rag lint in the field at stars 1-2 and 11-12, as struck, of course. The fields are highly reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. Weight 82.4 grains, which places this piece in Breen's series I, the sharp early state for these proofs. Our grade is Proof-60. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 65BN (the preceding lot). (PCGS # 35360) Estimate Value $7,000 - UP Ex J. C. Morgenthau & Co., Inc. (Wayte M. Raymond and James G. Macallister) 9/12/1935:868 ($61.00) (Plate III)-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:105 (via James R. McGuigan)-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 43.2.2).

Price Realized: $8337.5

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 166.

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