|Title||1844 Breen 1-A|
1844 Proof Original Breen 1-A R5+. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Beautiful electric steel blue and iridescent rose with mint red in protected areas of the obverse. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. The only marks, and they are trivial, are a very lightly abraded spot in the field off the lips, another at the dentils below star 11, a tiny planchet chip in the field very close to the chin, plus a small spot of steel toning at the dentils below star 2. This piece is pictured in the Breen encyclopedia to represent the date in the color photos at the back of the book. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 82.9 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 1272) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $65.00) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.1.2).
Price Realized: $71875
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 168.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|