|Title||1848 Breen 1-A|
1848 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Red & Brown. CAC. Bluish steel brown with underlying faded mint red covering a third of the planchet, mostly on the obverse. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. Very attractive and close to gem status. The only defects are a tiny planchet flake under star 5, a small spot close over star 13, another over the C in AMERICA, and a vertical nick on the rim at star 10. Our grade is Proof-64. This is the second piece listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census on page 422 in the half cent encyclopedia. Weight 81.6 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 1297) Estimate Value $10,000 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $53.50) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $25.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 48.1.3).
Price Realized: $94875
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 185.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|