|Title||1843 Breen 1-C|
1843 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R7. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Light bluish steel brown and golden tan. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides, a few faint hairlines from choice. The only notable mark is a spot of darker toning mixed with fine crud on the left side of star 5. Plated on page 403 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety and also in his color photos at the back of the book. Weight 97.5 grains, which places this piece in Breen's series V (although he mistakenly lists it as a Series VI example in his condition census). A knife rim shows on more than half of both sides. Our grade is Proof-62. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded at PCGS. (PCGS # 35363) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Frederick Reed Alvord 11/1/1923-Alvord Estate, Samuel Hudson Chapman 6/9/1924:199 ($36)-unknown-Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List January, 1963 (listed for $1,450)-Philip M. Showers, Stack's 1969 (privately)-Willis Harrington duPont-Fred S. "Freddy" Werner 2/1976-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., February 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 43.3.1).
Price Realized: $12650
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 167.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|