|Title||1848 Breen 1-A|
1848 Proof Original Breen 1-A R6. PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Mint red fading to steel brown, about half of the red remaining. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate mirrors on the obverse and slightly deeper ones on the reverse. A gem except for a few carbon spots, including one in the field left of the date and another in the field below star 10 near the hair bun. This is the third piece listed in the Breen/Hanson condition census on page 422 in the encyclopedia. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 83.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 finer in 65+RB (the preceding lot). (PCGS # 1297) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex John Work Garrett (acquired circa 1890's) 6/26/1942-Garrett Estate-Johns Hopkins University, Bowers and Ruddy Galleries, Inc., 11/28/1979:41 ($4,400)-R. E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr., Stack's (Auction '89) 7/7/1989:1525-R. Tettenhorst-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 48.1.4).
Price Realized: $60375
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 186.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|