|Title||1852 Breen 1-B|
1852 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R5. PCGS graded Proof 66 Brown. CAC. Reverse of 1856. Double Struck. Golden light brown with delicate overtones of bluish steel in protected areas. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. The only notable defects are two tiny struck-through lines in the field right of star 6 and another under star 8, as minted. A knife edge shows on the left half of the obverse. Double struck, the second impression rotated 30 degrees CCW on the obverse (CW on the reverse, of course). The undertype bust and neck show in the field left of the bust and neck of the second impression, UNI shows under the wreath ribbon, and the C from CENT is clearly visible under the CE in CENT of the second strike. Additional traces of undertype are visible on both sides. Stars 9-11 are flatly struck as a result of the rotated second impression. An outstanding mint error, especially rare on a proof strike. Our grade is Proof-64. Weight 78.4 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 2; only 2 graded, this and the preceding lot. (PCGS # 35408) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Dr. Charles S. Ruby 1971 (Dr. Ruby's collection was purchased for $1 million by Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc. and sold by them in 3 auctions)- Superior Stamp and Coin Company, Inc., 2/11/1974:303 ($925.00)-William K. Raymond 9/8/1976-R. Tettenhorst-EPNNES-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 52.2.3).
Price Realized: $12650
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 206.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|