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1848 Breen 1-B

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Type coin
Title 1848 Breen 1-B
Date 1848
Country U.S.
Grade PR66
Service PCGS
Denomination H1c
Variety Breen 1-B

1848 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R5+. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Bluish steel brown with traces of underlying faded mint red on the reverse. The fields are highly reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. There are some faint hairlines in the obverse fields and a tiny planchet flake in the field below the tip of the chin. Excellent eye appeal for the grade. This is the plate coin illustrating the variety on page 424 in the Breen encyclopedia. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 85.2 grains, most likely from Breen's series I. There is no trace of die rust in the field at star 8, which indicates this was one of the earlier strikes. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 35390) 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 48.2.1).

Price Realized: $16100

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 187.

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