|Title||1852 Breen 1-B|
1852 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R5. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Very attractive bluish steel and iridescent rose with fading mint red covering 15% of the obverse and 30% of the reverse. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors. A minor knife edge shows on the obverse from star 1 to star 8 and on the reverse from K-5 to K-10. There is a speck of darker toning under the 8, another in the dentils left of the 1, and a tiny one over the first S in STATES. None of these defects is at all distracting and the overall eye appeal is outstanding. Our grade is Proof-65. Weight 82.7 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; only 2 graded in BN (see the following lot). (PCGS # 35408) Estimate Value $8,500 - 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 52.2.2).
Price Realized: $13800
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 205.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|