|Title||1848 Breen 1-B|
1848 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R5+. PCGS graded Proof 55 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Glossy light steel brown with darker steel brown toning on the highpoints. The fields are smooth and retain some of their reflectivity. The only notable mark is a light scuff on the rim over the ATES in STATES. Our grade is Proof-40. Weight 84.2 grains, consistent with Breen's series I. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; 1 in 65BN, 1 in 66BN (the two other lots in this sale). (PCGS # 35390) Estimate Value $2,000 - UP Ex William H. Fenn, III, Stack's 10/9/1976:34 ($450)-Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc. (University of Wisconsin sale) 10/3/1977:154 ($500) (via Julian Leidman)-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 48.2.2).
Price Realized: $3910
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 188.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|