|Title||1852 Breen 1-B|
1852 First Restrike Proof Breen 1-B R5. PCGS graded Proof 64 Red & Brown. Reverse of 1856. Mint red fading to bluish steel with electric blue toning from star 6 to star 9, 20% of the red remaining on the obverse, 50% on the reverse. The only defect is a thin but obvious diagonal nick on the jaw over the throat. The fields are highly reflective with deep mirrors on both sides. A knife edge shows on the upper half of the obverse. Our grade is Proof-63. Weight 82.0 grains. The attribution and Missouri Cabinet provenance are shown on the PCGS label. PCGS population 1; the only RB graded. (PCGS # 35409) Estimate Value $8,500 - UP Ex Howard Rounds Newcomb (valued by Newcomb at $35.75) 1935 (privately)-B. Max Mehl 1935 (privately)-Col. E. H. R. Green 6/8/1936-Green Estate (appraised by F. C. C. Boyd for the Estate at $15.00 on 8/9/1937) sold in April 1943 for $30.01-the Newman/Johnson partnership-Eric P. Newman-EPNNES November/December 1980-Missouri Cabinet (Mocab 52.2.4).
Price Realized: $5750
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 207.
|Image Collection||Missouri Cabinet Collection of U.S. Half Cents|