|Title||1849 Breen 1-B|
1849 Small Date First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R6. PCGS graded Proof 66 Red & Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Beautiful medium brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel and 15% of the original mint red remaining on the obverse, 30% on the reverse. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. Outstanding eye appeal. The best identifying marks are a speck of carbon in the field off the peak of the 1 and a light diagonal nick in the middle of the front edge of the neck. The reverse is flawless. Our grade is Proof-64+, close to gem. Weight 86.2 grains, listed by Breen as a series II strike in his census on page 431 in the encyclopedia. There is no trace of a knife edge on this piece. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the finest graded. (PCGS # 1306) Estimate Value $12,500 - 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 49.3.1).
Price Realized: $66125
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 194.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|