|Title||1844 Breen 1-C|
1844 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Bluish steel brown and chocolate. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors showing some faint hairlines on the obverse. There is a lighter coppery tone on the highest points over the ear and a very tiny rim nick under the left side of the second 4. Plated on page 406 in the Breen reference to illustrate the variety and in the second edition of the Cohen book on page 115 to show the 1844 obverse. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 78.6 grains, Breen's series IV, the sharp early state. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest with the following lot. (PCGS # 35369) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Farish Baldenhofer collection, Stack's 11/11/1955:114 ($150.00)-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/15/1976 (via Delmar N. Bland)-Roy E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., 10/8/1976-William K. Raymond, Fixed Price List August 1977 (listed at $1,400)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.3.2).
Price Realized: $14375
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 170.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|