1851 Cohen-1 R7 (as a proof). PCGS graded Proof 65 Red & Brown. CAC. Mint red fading to light steel brown with blue steel overtones on the reverse. About 60% of the mint color remains on the obverse, 40% on the reverse. The fields are nicely reflective with moderate to deep mirrors on both sides. A gem example except for some very faint hairlines in the fields and a stain spot in the field right of star 7. The best identifying mark is a tiny struck-through line high on the cheekbone right of the eye, as struck. This is the Breen plate coin for the variety and his die state I (his encyclopedia page 436), and is listed as the second example in his census of confirmed proof strikes on page 437. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 83.2 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are noted on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded of the Proof version of the variety. And it comes with a long, distinguished provenance. (PCGS # 1315) Estimate Value $15,000 - UP Ex Thomas Cleneay 10/21/1887-Cleneay Estate, Samuel H. and Henry Chapman 12/9/1890:1985 ($4.00)-Peter Mougey 2/13/1908-Mougey Estate, Thomas L. Elder 9/1/1910:335 ($6.50)- Hillyer Cooper Ryder 2/11/1928-Ryder Estate 5/5/1945 (privately)-Wayte W. Raymond-New Netherlands Coin Co. 44th Sale (Hillyer C. Ryder) 6/23/1954:333 ($55.00)-"S. J. O."-unknown-Chevy Chase Coin Company (Harold "Hal" Webber) 8/23/1973-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 51.1.3).
Price Realized: $52900
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 201.
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