|Title||1846 Breen 1-A|
1846 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6. PCGS graded Proof 64+ Brown. Light bluish steel brown and chocolate with hints of faded mint red on the obverse, 20% of the red remaining on the reverse. The fields are highly reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. The notable marks are a spot at the dentils off the stem tip and a deep struck-through line above the E in CENT, as minted. This thin depression (caused by a short piece of wire stuck on the die) is present on at least three other examples according to Breen (see the comment on page 414 in his encyclopedia). Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 81.8 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 1284) Estimate Value $7,500 - UP Ex F. C. C. Boyd, New Netherlands Coin Co. 51st Catalogue, 6/19/1958:1220 ($130.00)-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 9/27/1980:138 ($4,000)-R. E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., Stack's (Auction '89) 7/7/1989:1521-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 46.1.2).
Price Realized: $18975
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 176.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|