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1847 Breen 1-C

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Type coin
Title 1847 Breen 1-C
Date 1847
Country U.S.
Grade PR66
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-C

1847 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6-. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Light steel brown faded down from mint red, a third of the red remaining. The obverse fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors while the reverse is not quite as reflective. Those mirrors are moderate to deep thanks to the microscopic die polishing lines running NE-SW that cover the fields on that side. Very attractive with outstanding eye appeal. The best identifying marks are a tiny spot of silvery toning at the dentils over star 5 and a speck of darker toning on the neck. Our grade is Proof-65. Weight 78.4 grains, Breen's series IV. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded. (PCGS # 35388) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Thomas L. Elder 7/10/1920:792-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 47.3.1).

Price Realized: $57500

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 182.

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