|Title||1849 Breen 1-A|
1849 Small Date Proof Original Breen 1-A R6+. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Golden light olive brown and chocolate with blue steel overtones. The fields are highly reflective with nice mirrors on both sides. There is some light crud caked into the protected areas and a few faint hairlines in the obverse fields. The best identifying mark is a small spot of darker toning on the rim off the tip of the wreath stem. Plated on page 426 in the Breen encyclopedia to illustrate the variety, and listed in the condition census on the following page. Weight 86.3 grains. This piece has a sharp knife rim on most of the obverse, strongest at stars 6-11, and Breen calls this one of his series VII strikes (and lists it as such in his census on page 428). Our grade is Proof-62. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied with the preceding lot for finest graded. (PCGS # 1302) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List #69 January, 1963 (listed for $750.00)-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 49.2.1).
Price Realized: $48300
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 192.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|