|Title||1845 Breen 1-C|
1845 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Light olive and golden tan with blue steel and delicate rose overtones in protected areas on the obverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. There are some microscopic specks on the cheek and neck and a tiny carbon speck left of star 13 plus another over the 4 in the date. A knife rim over AMERIC has been smoothed, most likely done at the mint to eliminate this "defect" prior to releasing it to a customer. Plated on page 412 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 97.3 grains, from Breen's series V of heavyweight planchet strikes. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 66BN (the following lot). (PCGS # 35375) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex 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 45.3.1).
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 174.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|