|Title||1846 Breen 1-C|
1846 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Medium brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel and hints of underlying faded mint red on both sides. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate mirrors on both sides, the reflectivity hampered by diagonal die polishing lines running NW-SE in the upper obverse fields and similar microscopic die polishing lines running NE-SW on the reverse. Obviously the dies were given a light touch-up before striking this later series of restrikes. The notable marks are a speck in the field over the tip of the nose and another over star 8. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 79.1 grains, Breen's series VI (the later restrikes on thinner planchets showing some strike weakness in the centers). The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; this example and the preceding lot the only ones graded. (PCGS # 35381) 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 46.3.1).
Price Realized: $18400
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 179.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|