1850 Cohen-1 R6+ (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. CAC. Golden olive brown with beautiful blue steel overtones and iridescent rose in protected areas. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. There are traces of crud caked into some of the protected areas of the obverse, and a couple faint hairline scratches in the field at stars 3-5. EDS, Breen state I, before the die lapping that weakened many of the details. The date and stars are strongly doubled, and the strike is bold. An attractive proof strike in spite of the minor defects. Our grade is Proof-62. Weight 86.3 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; tied for finest in BN for the variety. (PCGS # 1311) Estimate Value $6,000 - UP Ex Joseph Brobston, Stack's Fixed Price List January, 1963 (listed for $400.00)-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin Coins, Inc., 3/6/1968:155 ($375.00)-Lester Merkin Coins, Inc., 6/4/1971:541-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 50.1.2).
Price Realized: $43700
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 199.
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