1850 Cohen-1 R6+ (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Mint red fading to rose and bluish steel, at least two-thirds of the red remaining. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on the obverse, moderate to deep ones on the reverse. Outstanding eye appeal, a real treat. The identifying marks are a microscopic speck at the tip of the coronet and two tiny specks of carbon below the wreath ribbon. EDS, Breen state I, while the dies are sharp and the details are not weakened by severe die lapping. Our grade is Proof-66. Weight 85.8 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 3; tied for finest in RB. (PCGS # 1312) Estimate Value $13,000 - UP Ex Samuel H. and Henry Chapman 4/16/1903-unknown-New Netherlands Coin Co. 1954 (privately)-R. Henry Norweb Family collection (The Honorable Raymond Henry Norweb [October 1, 1983] and Emery May Holden Norweb)-Emery May Holden Norweb (March 27, 1984)-Raymond Henry Norweb, Jr., Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc., 10/12/1987:125-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 50.1.6).
Price Realized: $63250
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 198.
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