|Title||1847 Breen 1-C|
1847 Second Restrike Proof Breen 1-C R6-. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1840. Golden light olive brown and tan with delicate overtones of blue steel and iridescent rose in the protected areas. The fields are highly reflective on the obverse with deep mirrors while the reverse is not quite as reflective, those mirrors moderate to deep. The obverse fields show some faint hairlines. The best identifying marks are a speck on the rim at IT in UNITED and a very thin nick on the rim at ES. Weight 69.9 grains and the strike is weak on the upper part of the wreath, both consistent with Breen's series VI strikes. Our grade is Proof-64. Excellent eye appeal in spite of the minor defects, very close to gem status. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 66BN (the preceding lot).). (PCGS # 35387) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex John Story Jenks, Henry Chapman 12/7/1921:6283 ($49.00)-John H. Clapp 1940-Clapp Estate 1942 (via Stack's privately) 2/6/1942-Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 2/20/1976-Louis E. Eliasberg, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 5/29/1996:467-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 47.3.5).
Price Realized: $17250
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 184.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|