|Title||1844 Breen 1-C|
1844 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Attractive golden light brown with blue steel overtones and faded mint red in protected areas on the obverse. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on the obverse, moderate to deep mirrors on the reverse. Flawless except for a thin, very light contact mark in the field close over star 1. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 98.2 grains, consistent with Breen's series V, which he says "probably exists" (his encyclopedia, page 384, next to last paragraph). Curiously, on page 406 Breen goes on to list a known example of series V weighing 96.2 grains (NN #44, 6/23/1954:322), and Richard T. Coleman Jr., lists a total of four, including this piece. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest with the preceding lot. (PCGS # 35369) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Stack's 4/26/1962:234 ($690.00)-Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries 12/15/1983:301-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 44.3.3).
Price Realized: $17825
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 171.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|