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1845 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1845 Breen 1-B
Date 1845
Country U.S.
Grade PR65
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1845 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R7+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Chocolate brown with blue steel overtones. There are generous traces of faded mint red on the obverse and very attractive iridescent rose tones on the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderately deep mirrors on both sides. There is a speck of reddish carbon in the field close over the bust tip, a faint hairline from the field over star 2 to the throat and neck, and a dull rim nick at star 2. Our grade is Proof-62. This is the third piece listed in the Breen census on page 411 in his encyclopedia. Weight 82.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only example graded. (PCGS # 35372) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Dr. Charles A. Cass, Stack's "The Empire Sale" 11/12/1957:111 ($350.00)-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., 2/1976-Joe Flynn and Son Rare Coins, Inc. (Joseph S. Flynn, Jr.) 4/20/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 45.2.1).

Price Realized: $21275

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 173.

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